This Tuesday, the 24-year-old girl from Liège ended her life. The barber suffered the full brunt of the coronavirus crisis and was forced to close its business, like many other independents. His death aroused great emotion in the country.
“It touched us all enormously. It is clear that the psychological impact is greater than what we saw during the first wave. Next to financial support, human support is also important“said Alexander De Croo during the plenary session in the House on Thursday.
“Do not hesitate to take the step and provide help, because often these people are no longer able to ask for help.“, he added.
The Prime Minister acknowledged that despite the “considerable” financial support offered by the authorities, these were limited: “We took the decision to double the gateway fee, there was an agreement with the banks to grant payment terms. (…) But I am aware that alongside this support, other types of support can be given “.