With armed police officers standing guard, schools and about half of the Brussels metro system reopened Wednesday, four days after the Belgian capital was locked down in the wake of the Paris terror attacks earlier this month.
The city remains under the highest threat alert level due to what authorities have described as a "serious and imminent" threat of attack. Authorities said the emergency measures imposed Saturday — the closing of shops, schools and subways — will be lifted Monday, if conditions remain the same.
In Brussels, 300 additional police officers were called up to help protect city schools. Some officers stood guard outside school gates as parents dropped off their children. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS