The Epason reviews Updates: June 2, 2020, With News In And Around Belgium
Brussels-Laeken: The Iconic ATOMIUM Opens Again after the Covid-19 closure on the 14th of March 2020. Among the notable officials who attended the reopening were Belgium’s Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, and Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes.
The reopening also welcomes measures to fight the spread of Coronavirus such as, the thermal camera that has been installed in order to check visitors’ temperature, and the introduction of the use of face masks and hand sanitizing gel as mandatory practices before entering the historic building.
For now, tickets are only available online, and a safety distance of 1.5 meters between visitors must be respected. With the new measures implemented, the maximum number of attendance allowed at a go is one hundred and fifty (150), with a maximum of 6 persons in the lift, a far decline from the usual 16.
Hopefully, the public can again visit Atomium in good faith and with less fear, since the Belgium Government has been successful in seeing the number of Covid-19 cases decline in Belgium. However, precaution cannot be thrown out of the window, because the Pandemic is still a health menace and the cure is yet to be found.
Justine Henin: Happy Birthday to Begian lawn Tennis legend. Born on June 1, 1982, Justine Henin celebrated her unique day yesterday on June 1 in Paris. The 38 years old Henin is a Belgian former professional tennis player known for her all-court style of play and notably being one of the few female players to use a single-handed backhand. We wish her all the best and “God bless yous” that words can offer.
Brussel, Black Lives Matters: the group “Black Lives Matter” has slated Monday, June 1 for the demonstration march against the killing of Goerge Floyd in the United States but canceled the protest amidst criticism from some quarters. The fears and concerns were probably centered on the gains of Covid-19 made and the possibility of a rise in cases due to the difficulties in maintaining social distancing amongst what would have been a large gathering of people. Besides, it goes against the government’s efforts in handling the crisis in Belgium.
For other news rounds: the former United States Vice President, Joe Biden, made a visit at the Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday, June 1, 2020. to meet with local black leaders. He addressed the issue of racism and promised them a change in the institutions encouraging such hideous crime.
President Trump made a show appearance on Monday, June 1, 2020. at the Church within the White House vicinity that attracted criticism from several community leaders. News sources say he paid the visit just to counter the image that the news of his hiding in the white house bunker the previous day brought to his profile. The President was said to have been taken to a safer location within the white house for fear of the protesters that trooped around the white house calling for justice for George Floyd’s death.