Alysson, the young 24-year-old barber, who had just opened her salon, committed suicide
On August 3, Alysson opened his barber shop on rue Saint-Gilles in Liège, Belgium, just after lockdown.
“Her shop,” as she liked to call it, was a lifelong dream. This 24-year-old barber had been thinking about it since her childhood. But, just a few weeks after the opening, Alysson had to close her business because the barber activity was deemed “non-essential” by the Belgian government. Because of the sanitary measures, she was facing serious financial difficulties. Clients had become rarer and her accountant advised her to close her salon, only four months after opening it.
In addition, she could not benefit from the gateway right because her business was too recent. “I am ineligible for the aid offered” had testified the young woman.
In a fit of desperation, Alysson ended her life on Monday.
“What is certain, what sparked all this powder, is to be considered non-essential” testified the uncle of the victim.
“And to have to close shop without any financial help from anyone. ” he added.