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French Riviera local news | From 29/03 to 04/04/20

Evening Update Thursday 2 April 2020

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has said in an interview today that a digital travel certificate will be available on smartphones as from this coming Monday Evening Update Thursday 2 April 2020 Read More

02/04/2020

Lunchtime News Thursday 2nd April 2020

Following the Regional Health Agency's call on Wednesday 1st April, for medical staff from the PACA region to volunteer in those areas badly affected by the virus in France. 40 medical staff have already left to offer thier services.  The situation in these two regions is extremely tense. In the Ile-de-France and Grand-Est, everything that could be created in addition to arm hospitals has been. Yet, these regions seriously lack human resources. The threshold of 1,000 dead was crossed on Tuesday for the Grand Est alone. And patient evacuations continue on medical TGV's to relieve overcrowded hospitals. Lunchtime News Thursday 2nd April 2020 Read More

02/04/2020

French and Riviera News Thursday 2nd April 2020

The president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region Renaud Muselier has reportedly announced that part of a cargo of surgical masks destined for France has been diverted to the United States at the last minute. The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region has ordered 4 million masks from China. The delivery of these masks should have been completed this Thursday, April 2, but it is now delayed and will arrive in France next week according to Renaud Muselier.  French and Riviera News Thursday 2nd April 2020  Read More

01/04/2020

Evening Update Wednesday 1 April 2020

The French Minister of Labor, Muriel Pénicaud, has announced that partial unemployment had been requested by 337,000 companies for 3.6 million employees Evening Update Wednesday 1 April 2020 Read More

01/04/2020

Monaco state introduces « exceptional minimum income »

The State Services in the Principality are implementing today the « exceptional Minimum Income » a measure announced by the Government to help self-employed workers who suffer a drop in their activity impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, to the point of depriving them of all resources. Monaco state introduces « exceptional minimum income » Read More

01/04/2020

Lunchtime News Wednesday 1st April 2020

The new coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30,000 people in Europe, including more than two-thirds in Italy and Spain, according to an assessment by AFP from official sources. With a total of 30,063 deaths for 458,601 cases, Europe is the continent hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Italy (12,428 deaths) is the most affected European country, followed by Spain (8,189) and France (3,523). Lunchtime News Wednesday 1st April 2020 Read More

01/04/2020

French and Riviera News Wednesday 1st April 2020

Two police officers have been run over during a road check in La Seyne sur mer. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening shortly after 9.30pm. French and Riviera News Wednesday 1st April 2020 Read More

31/03/2020

Evening Update Tuesday 31 March 2020

It's been confirmed that fifteen residents of a retirement home in Mougins have died as a result of Covid-19 Evening Update Tuesday 31 March 2020 Read More

31/03/2020

Lunchtime News Tuesday 31st March 2020

Faced with the Coronavirus, the world of sport is mobilised in many ways and following an announcement the majority shareholder of OGC Nice, the British company INEOS, has said it is to build a production unit in France of hand sanitizer within 10 days to produce 1 million bottles per month. Lunchtime News Tuesday 31st March 2020 Read More

31/03/2020

French and Riviera News Tuesday 31st March 2020

Over the last few weeks, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has worked tirelessly to help hundreds of thousands of British travellers get home to the UK. On Monday evening, the Foreign Secretary announced a repatriation plan for British Nationals who are currently stranded overseas and who are unable to return home due to border closures and/or because commercial options are no longer available. In these cases, the FCO, in partnership with commercial carriers, will facilitate special chartered flights to get UK Nationals back home. The Government has pledged £75 million to the effort. Vulnerable people, including the elderly and those with underlying health issues, will be given priority. French and Riviera News Tuesday 31st March 2020 Read More

30/03/2020

Evening Update Monday 30 March 2020

The Alpes-Maritimes departmental council has announced the distribution of 10,000 masks to the national police. Police unions last week threatened to suspend checks on exit certificates if they weren't adequately protected from the coronavirus. Evening Update Monday 30 March 2020 Read More

30/03/2020

Helpline launched this morning in Nice

To help those who may find it difficult to get through this period of worry and doubt Helpline launched this morning in Nice Read More

30/03/2020

Lunchtime News Monday 30th March 2020

Météo France has placed the Côte d'Azur on a yellow weather alert this morning with storms forecast. The warning is in place from midday until 9pm this evening in the Alpes Maritimes. Lunchtime News Monday 30th March 2020 Read More

30/03/2020

French and Riviera News Monday 30th March 2020

Nine more people have died in the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region from the coronavirus bringing the total of deaths from the virus in the region on Sunday evening to 65. French and Riviera News Monday 30th March 2020 Read More

29/03/2020

Coronavirus and chloroquine treatment

Coronavirus: what we know from Professor Raoult's second study, which again concludes that chloroquine is effective against Covid-19 The highly publicized infectious disease specialist claims to have new evidence that chloroquine can treat patients with Covid-19. He conducted a new test on 80 people and publishes very conclusive results. But his colleagues remain skeptical. Coronavirus and chloroquine treatment Read More

29/03/2020

Victims of domestic violence during confinement

France’s Secretary of State for Gender Equality, Marlène Schiappa, has announced "temporary contact points" in shopping centers for victims of domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence during confinement Read More

29/03/2020

Former French Minister and president of the Hauts de Seine dies from coronavirus

The president (LR) of the Hauts-de-Seine departmental council Patrick Devedjian has died from the coronavirus. Devedjian was under observation after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Former French Minister and president of the Hauts de Seine dies from coronavirus Read More

29/03/2020

Riviera Radio weekend news

French President Emmanuel Macron has insisted Europe must help Italy in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic as he reiterated his support for budget solidarity in the European Union. Riviera Radio weekend news Read More

29/03/2020