0676-Lockdown a bit released

As per 01 June at noon, there was again a decrease of the lockdown conditions. From that moment the pubs and restaurants opened their doors for the public, since 12 March. There is a strict policy: only 30 guests max inside, where the tables are placed according the conditions given by the government. Mainly: respecting the 1.5 meter distance between persons. Only people, who share in the same household, can take place at one table. On the terraces the distance between the tables is also according the 1.5 meter rules. Upon entering the queue you have to wash your hands with desinfectant gel, and there is a list with questions about your health. Then you take a place inside or outside on the terrace.

The heron on top is watching our pond in the backyard. The yard is full of blooming flowers. And with these high temperatures we can have our drinks and dinner outside.

0656-Talk show in Covid19 crisis

The talk show of Eva Jinek, with 700,000 to 900,000 viewers every day, is interrupted every day during the corona crisis for an update of the RTL News. Jinek’s registration on RTL XL shows what happened in the talk show studio last night during that break.
The 1.5 meter measure was clearly observed during the broadcast, but less attention was paid to it during the break. For example, a staff member of the program came fairly close to a guest to refill a glass of water and a colleague stood close to Erasmus MC boss Kuipers for more than half a minute to do his microphone well. The 1.5 meter measure is in effect due to the corona-virus outbreak. RTL promises to pay more attention from now on. “The Jinek team makes every effort to provide a safe working environment for guests and employees every day,” the channel told the site. “At the editorial board we have strict hygiene rules and we do everything we can to comply with the RIVM guidelines as much as possible.”
But: ,,As can be seen in the images, sometimes things go wrong with us, despite all strict measures and protocols. That should not happen in this corona time and we deeply regret that. The production, crew and other employees of the program will be even more strict, so that the 1.5-meter rules are properly observed.”

0646-Covid19

Oldest man in the world is forced to celebrate 112th birthday alone, due to the coronavirus.

Bob Weighton (111), the oldest living man in the world, will not be able to celebrate his 112th birthday tomorrow because of the corona crisis. “Unfortunately everything has been canceled. There are no visitors and there is absolutely no party, ”said the Briton who was born on March 29, 1908. The very old man from the British town of Alton usually celebrates his birthday with a big party with friends and family, but that is not the case this year. Reason? The British government has issued strict rules to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Weighton, who also has to keep to the lockdown, is very concerned about the virus. “The world is a mess. No one knows what’s going to happen, ”the former teacher and technician tells British media. He has the courage. The father of 3 children and 25 grandchildren is doing relatively well, although he now needs to be more independent and arrange his own food and personal care. Still, the man remains positive and praises himself happily for his good health.
It is not the first time that he has experienced a pandemic. When he was ten years old, tens of millions died worldwide from the Spanish flu. Weighton states that he did not experience the virus outbreak at the time. “A child lives in a different world than adults. When you’re young, you don’t read newspapers and we didn’t have a radio back then. ” Weighton has been seen as the oldest man on Earth since last month. Then the Japanese Chitetsu Watanabe died at the age of 112.
The Brit also later experienced World War II. He says that it was a lot clearer then how the battle should be won. According to him, the virus is a completely different kind of enemy. “In World War II, you knew exactly what to do. You could fail, of course, but the goals were clear when Churchill called on the land. There was a goal we could achieve. But nobody knows exactly how we’re going to beat the virus. ”
According to the Brit, there is no secret to longevity. “I never intended to grow old. When you’re young, you don’t think about what’s going to happen when you’re old. You are confident, the only thing you think about is the here and now. ” He says he reads a lot and he is busy building model mills to keep himself mentally young.