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Metro and schools reopen in Brussels despite high alert

Brussels Wednesday is wing back normal, although the maximum terror alert level is maintained, with the reopening of its subway and schools under close police surveillance.

All schools and universities of the capital, closed since Monday, reopened Wednesday.

"I had decided today not to take children to school, but I changed my mind last night. Life must continue, "said a father of 47, who left her two children in school.

The meters, closed since Saturday, working from Wednesday morning, but only partially and until 22H00 (21H00 GMT), instead of midnight as usual.

In addition, some metro and tram lines did not work completely. Two major subway lines are closed.
Some 300 additional police were mobilized on Wednesday to protect the schools in Brussels and 200 extra soldiers also were aimed at ensuring security in the subway, according to the Interior Ministry, who declined to detail the total number of troops.

The city of Brussels announced his side on Tuesday afternoon reopening cultural centers that depend on it. Large federal museums remain closed.

Stores and malls that decided to close their doors on Saturday, also resumed their activity on Wednesday.

The terror alert remained at its highest level, as announced Monday night the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, due to a persistent "serious and imminent" threat. The situation will be reassessed on Monday November 30.

According to the Belgian newspaper L'Echo, citing "informed sources", the Belgian authorities have managed to prevent attacks on Sunday in Brussels, thanks to its research and multiple records. AFP

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