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French Riviera local news | From 15 to 21/03

Coronavirus update - Where are we with a vaccine?

Some 20 biotechnology companies and organisations are racing against the clock to find a vaccine as the coronavirus spreads. Most of them are in the US, Europe and China.  Coronavirus update - Where are we with a vaccine? Read More

21/03/2020

Coronavirus update - France’s minister of economy calls for a bonus for employees who go to work despite confinement

France’s Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, has called for companies to pay a tax-free bonus of 1,000 euros to all employees who go to their workplace, despite confinement against the coronavirus.  Coronavirus update - France’s minister of economy calls for a bonus for employees who go to work despite confinement Read More

21/03/2020

Coronavirus update - The homeless

While all of France is in containment to fight the coronavirus, the homeless have nowhere to go. The Minister of Housing, Julien Denormandie, has ensured that 2,000 additional accommodation places will be made available. Coronavirus update - The homeless Read More

21/03/2020

Coronavirus update - Scam

A French mask wholesaler placed an order for 6.6 million euros in protective masks and gels this week, to a company that turned out to be a 'ghost company'. Coronavirus update - Scam Read More

21/03/2020

Coronavirus Regional Update - 21st March

Two patients aged 75 and 78 have died from Covid-19 this Friday in the Alpes-Maritimes, confirmed the prefecture, without giving further details. Coronavirus Regional Update - 21st March Read More

21/03/2020

New case of coronavirus reported in Principality

This evening the Monégasque authorities confirmed a new case of coronavirus. The necessary medical investigation is being carried out to determine who was in contact with the patient ahead of their diagnosis New case of coronavirus reported in Principality Read More

20/03/2020

Mayor of Nice confirms curfew live on France 2

Spaeaking live on France 2 this evening the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi has confirmed that Nice will implement a curfew from 11pm to 5am every evening in the fight to stem the spread of the coronavirus Mayor of Nice confirms curfew live on France 2 Read More

20/03/2020

Vallauris - Golfe Juan mayor introduces curfew from tonight

As residents in Nice wait to see if and what will be the conditions of a curfew, planned to be put in place this weekend. Vallauris - Golfe Juan mayor introduces curfew from tonight Read More

20/03/2020

Evening Update Friday 20 March 2020

Vallauris-Golfe-Juan has become the first municiplaity on the Riviera to introduce a curfew Evening Update Friday 20 March 2020 Read More

20/03/2020

Mayor of Nice is expected to announce a curfew in the city from this evening

The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi announced plans this morning on French television to introduce a decree to establish a curfew in the city Mayor of Nice is expected to announce a curfew in the city from this evening Read More

20/03/2020

French and Riviera news Friday 20th March 2020

The authorities in Monaco have announced two new cases of coronavirus in the Principality. The news reported Thursday evening brings the total number of cases in Monaco to 11.The necessary measures have been taken to contact anybody who may have been in contact with the two patients. French and Riviera news Friday 20th March 2020 Read More

19/03/2020

HSH Prince Albert of Monaco has tested positive for the coronavirus

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, who had been tested earlier this week, is positive for Covid-19. HSH Prince Albert of Monaco has tested positive for the coronavirus Read More

19/03/2020

Mutual support networks available in France

Mutual support networks between neighbours become very useful during this period of confinement, from looking after children, the elderly to even printing out documents needed in order to go out. . Mutual support networks available in France Read More

19/03/2020

Evening Update Thursday 19 March 2020

The Palace in Monaco has announced this afternoon that HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for Covid-19 Evening Update Thursday 19 March 2020 Read More

19/03/2020

COVID-19: Air France makes every effort to ensure the return of French and European nationals abroad.

Air France works closely with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies to identify the repatriation needs of French and European nationals and to implement additional transport solutions at specific prices as quickly as possible COVID-19: Air France makes every effort to ensure the return of French and European nationals abroad. Read More

19/03/2020

Lunchtime news Thursday 19th March 2020

Extension of confinement period highly likely according to Public Health Agency France - Director general of the health agency, Public Health France, Genevieve Chêne has announced on French radio this morning that the "prolongation of the confinement is very likely to be necessary" Lunchtime news Thursday 19th March 2020 Read More

19/03/2020

Métropole Monte-Carlo closes its doors

Following in the footsteps of hotel palaces on the Côte d'Azur such as the Negresco or the Carlton, the Métropole Monte-Carlo hotel has made the decision to temporarily close its doors. Métropole Monte-Carlo closes its doors Read More

19/03/2020

Race for coronavirus treatment

As the global race continues to try and find a treatment for coronavirus the UK biotech firm Synairgen is reportedly planning to trial its experimental lung drug on Covid-19 patients. The company received the green light from UK regulators to conduct a trial of its lead drug SNG001 at NHS trusts across the country. Race for coronavirus treatment Read More

19/03/2020

Italy extends confinement period

According to the head of the Italian government Giuseppe Conte "the restrictive measures are working" but they will have to be extended after the peak of contamination. Italy extends confinement period Read More

19/03/2020

Police need protection urgently

Police unions have warned that due to the lack of protection to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the ranks of the police, officers « are in danger ». Police need protection urgently Read More

19/03/2020

French and Riviera news Thursday 19th March 2020

According to the prefecture, the gendarmes of the Alpes-Maritimes have issued more than 70 fines for breaches of confinement obligations. The Côte d'Azur police issued about fifty in the morning despite it being announced that the fine had increased 38 to 135 euros. French and Riviera news Thursday 19th March 2020 Read More

19/03/2020

French and Riviera news Thursday 19th March 2020

According to the prefecture, the gendarmes of the Alpes-Maritimes have issued more than 70 fines for breaches of confinement obligations. The Côte d'Azur police issued about fifty in the morning despite it being announced that the fine had increased 38 to 135 euros. French and Riviera news Thursday 19th March 2020 Read More

18/03/2020

Evening Update Wednesday 18 March 2020

Police in Nice have been handing out fines today for those found to be violating the confinement restrictions Evening Update Wednesday 18 March 2020 Read More

18/03/2020

China reports today that Japanese flu drug is 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus

According to Japanese media authorities in China have said a drug used in Japan to treat new strains of influenza appeared to be effective in coronavirus patients. China reports today that Japanese flu drug  is 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus Read More

18/03/2020

First patients taken to military hospitals

Six coronavirus patients from Mulhouse have been evacuated by military aircraft and will be placed in the military hospitals of Marseille-Laveran and Toulon-Sainte-Anne. First patients taken to military hospitals Read More

18/03/2020

Lunchtime news Wednesday 18th March 2020

The French government has reportedly backtracked concerning the paperwork required for any outdoor travel. It had earlier been the case, that the document required for circulating outside could be donwloaded onto your phone this is no longer the case. Only the paper document is accepted. Lunchtime news Wednesday 18th March 2020 Read More

18/03/2020

Coronavirus poll

A new survey has revealed that 93% of French people approve the implementation of confinement limiting movement . An Elabe poll carried out reveals that more than 8 out of 10 are now "worried". Consequently, an overwhelming majority of French people adhere to the strict restrictive measures put in place and announced on Monday by Emmanuel Macron. Coronavirus poll Read More

18/03/2020

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18/03/2020

French and Riviera News Wednesday 18th March 2020

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco has addressed the people of Monaco declaring that in the face of the coronavirus the Principality is prepared and that as of midnight on Tuesday limits to non essential travel were to be imposed following the previous measures enforced on Saturday of the closing of all « non essential places » to the public. French and Riviera News Wednesday 18th March 2020 Read More

17/03/2020

Evening Update Tuesday 17 March 2020

The new coronavirus containment measures announced by President Macron have been published in the Official Journal and came into force throughout France at midday today Evening Update Tuesday 17 March 2020 Read More

17/03/2020

French and Riviera News.Tuesday March 17th 2020

Coronavirus lockdown-President Macron has said that France is “at war” against the coronavirus as the government introduced strict restrictions on movement effectively placing the country on lockdown. French and Riviera News.Tuesday March 17th 2020 Read More

17/03/2020

Evening Update Monday 16 March 2020

The Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, has tested positive for the coronavirus Evening Update Monday 16 March 2020 Read More

16/03/2020

Coronavirus case in Monaco

A ninth positive case of coronavirus has been reported in Monaco. The Principality's health authorities were informed this Monday morning that analyzes of a sample taken yesterday were positive for COVID 19. Coronavirus case in Monaco Read More

16/03/2020

Coronavirus official list of shops and services still open

Coronavirus official list of shops and services still open - Following the announcement on Saturday 14th March, by the French Prime Minister that, as a new measure to attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus, France was from midnight, closing all restaurants, bars, cafes and non-essential shops, an official list has been published of the shops and services that are still permitted to stay open during the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak The list comprises: Coronavirus official list of shops and services still open Read More

16/03/2020

Oldest mayor of France

At 97, the oldest mayor of France has been pushed through to the second round. Marcel Berthomé, mayor of Saint-Seurin-sur-Isle in Gironde since 1971, obtained 45.62% of the vote. Oldest mayor of France Read More

16/03/2020

Head of A&E at George-Pompidou Hospital Paris calls for confinement

Professor Philippe Juvin, head of A&E at the Georges-Pompidou Hospital in Paris has strongly recommended confinement. Speaking to French media this morning he said that the coronavirus epidemic is causing "an influx of patients" into hospitals, where some resuscitation services "are already overwhelmed,"  Head of A&E at George-Pompidou Hospital Paris calls for confinement Read More

16/03/2020

French President to address public this evening on the coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the French public this evening in a televised speech at 8pm tonight, the Elysée has just confirmed French President to address public this evening on the coronavirus Read More

16/03/2020

LVMH to produce hand sanitiser

In an announcement published on Sunday Louis Vuitton owner LVMH said it will use its perfume production lines to start making hand sanitiser to protect people against the coronavirus outbreak. LVMH to produce hand sanitiser Read More

16/03/2020

“Respect the measures in order to stem the spread of coronavirus”

The Director-General for Health Jérôme Salomon has this morning called for the general mobilization of the French to further comply with the barrier measures to slow the progression of the coronavirus epidemic in France. “Respect the measures in order to stem the spread of coronavirus” Read More

16/03/2020

Unemployment reform postponed

France’s Labour Minister has announced the postponement of the unemployment reform which was due to be introduced on April 1st in France. Unemployment reform postponed Read More

16/03/2020

Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM will "gradually reduce its activity significantly". Air France-KLM Read More

16/03/2020

French and Riviera News Monday 16th March 2020

More than half of France's population abstained from voting in the first round of local elections on Sunday as the coronavirus pandemic forced 'non-essential' facilities to close for an indefinite period from midnight on Saturday. French and Riviera News Monday 16th March 2020 Read More

16/03/2020

Details of the new decree on closures in France

The decree concerning the closure of shops in France has been published this morning in the Official Journal. The text notably reveals the list of closed establishments. Saturday evening, Edouard Philippe announced the closure “from midnight” of the “places receiving the public not essential to the life of the country” until further notice. Details of the new decree on closures in France Read More

15/03/2020

News update Sunday 15th March 2020

Update- The latest released by the French government is that all regions now have at least one confirmed case of coronavirus on their territory. According to the last detailed assessment of Public Health France, the Grand Est, the most affected region, now exceeds the bar of 1000 cases, which is just behind the Île-de-France. Then follows the Hauts-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Occitanie regions, all of which have more than 200 confirmed infections. News update Sunday 15th March 2020 Read More

15/03/2020

Coronavirus news special on line and on air

France, as announced by its Prime Minister Edouard Philippe at 8pm on Saturday adopted stage 3 of the measures against the spread of the coronavirus. Here in Monaco the government followed suit with an official statement released on Saturday evening. Coronavirus news special on line and on air Read More

15/03/2020