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French Riviera local news | From 10 to 16/05

Riviera Radio Weekend News Saturday 16th May 2020

Two new deaths from coronavirus have been reported in the region today, one in the Var and the other in the Alpes Maritimes Riviera Radio Weekend News Saturday 16th May 2020 Read More

16/05/2020

Evening Update Friday 15 May 2020

It's been confirmed that the majority of beaches in the Alpes Maritimes will be reopening tomorrow Evening Update Friday 15 May 2020 Read More

15/05/2020

Lunchtime News Friday 15th May 2020

France’s first weekend of freedom - This weekend marks the first weekend out of lockdown in France. So, what can you do this weekend? Lunchtime News Friday 15th May 2020 Read More

15/05/2020

Bill against online hate

France's parliament has approved a bill aimed at fighting online hate which will oblige platforms and search engines to remove prohibited content within just one hour starting July 1st. Bill against online hate Read More

15/05/2020

Study on hydroxchloroquine

According to two studies published today French scientists are warning about the side effects of the antimalaria drug used to treat Covid-19 and praised by Professor Raoult head of Marseille hospital. Study on hydroxchloroquine Read More

15/05/2020

Free testing in Monaco from next week

Free Covid-19 serological testing for the population of Monaco and its workforce is to begin next week. Free testing in Monaco from next week Read More

15/05/2020

French and Riviera News Friday 15th May 2020

At least 150,000 schoolchildren are expected to return to school next week in France in those areas classified as green. 4,000 colleges will reopen for 6eme and 5eme students. French and Riviera News Friday 15th May 2020 Read More

15/05/2020

Evening Update Thursday 14 May 2020

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has raised the prospect of cafes and restaurants being able to re-open on 2 June Evening Update Thursday 14 May 2020 Read More

14/05/2020

Lunchtime News Thursday 14th May 2020

French Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe has presented the government’s support plan for the tourism sector in France. The Prime Minister said that the reopening of cafes and restaurants in France is planned for June 2nd in those regions classified as “green”. Lunchtime News Thursday 14th May 2020 Read More

14/05/2020

Weather warning

The Alpes-Maritimes and the Var have been placed on the yellow weather alert by Météo France with storms forecast. Weather warning Read More

14/05/2020

Weddings in Monaco to resume from May 18th

Weddings will be permitted in the town hall of Monaco from May 18th. Due to the health crisis the town hall of Monaco has been unable to perform ceremonies. Weddings in Monaco to resume from May 18th Read More

14/05/2020

Mayors call for face masks to be mandatory in all public spaces

Mayors from major cities across France, including Paris, have called for face masks to be mandatory in all public spaces. Current guidelines specify that a face covering must be worn when social distancing cannot be guaranteed. But some officials want stricter rules. Mayors call for face masks to be mandatory in all public spaces Read More

14/05/2020

Gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed at home

The French government has announced that as part of the progressive ease on lockdown measures in France private gatherings of more than 10 people are finally allowed, but are still strongly discouraged. Gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed at home Read More

14/05/2020

French and Riviera News Thursday 14th May 2020

29 people have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region, in the past 24 hours, with the number of cases at its lowest in the PACA, according to figures from the  Regional Health Agency. French and Riviera News Thursday 14th May 2020 Read More

14/05/2020

Evening Update Wednesday 13 May 2020

Figures released this evening show that there have been five deaths from the coronavirus in the Alpes Maritimes and the Var today. However, the number of people in hospital with the virus continues to decline Evening Update Wednesday 13 May 2020 Read More

13/05/2020

Riviera Radio Lunchtime News Wednesday 13th May 2020

The French government plans to invest 1.3 billion euros to revive the tourism sector which is an essential part of France’s economy. Riviera Radio Lunchtime News Wednesday 13th May 2020 Read More

13/05/2020

Road accident on the A8 this morning

An accident on the A8 motorway at 8.30am this morning, between a heavy goods vehicle and a car, westbound in the direction of Aix-Nice at Vidauban has caused delays resulting in a lane closure. Road accident on the A8 this morning Read More

13/05/2020

Testing for coronavirus a breakdown of details reported

Following the Minister of health's declaration that "France is ready for large scale testing for the coronavirus’. Here is a breakdown of the latest report given by French media. Testing for coronavirus a breakdown of details reported Read More

13/05/2020

French and Riviera News Wednesday 13th May 2020

A 17-year-old schoolgirl has died in the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer. The accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, when a group of young girls were walking by the water’s edge and the victim was hit by a wave. French and Riviera News Wednesday 13th May 2020 Read More

13/05/2020

Evening Update Tuesday 12 May 2020

The mayor of Mougins, Richard Galy, has signed a municipal decree making it compulsory to wear a mask in certain areas Evening Update Tuesday 12 May 2020 Read More

12/05/2020

Lunchtime News Tuesday 12th May 2020

A programme launched by the University of the Côte d’Azur plans to bring together professionals and students to act on the global environmental experience, which has come from the coronavirus crisis. Forcing humanity to pause for a while the pandemic has led to a standstill for air, road and maritime traffic as well as a halt in industrial production. Lunchtime News Tuesday 12th May 2020 Read More

12/05/2020

French and Riviera News Tuesday 12th May 2020

The latest report, from the Regional Health Agency, has shown that there were 7 additional deaths from coronavirus on Monday in the Alpes Maritimes and 5 in the Var. French and Riviera News Tuesday 12th May 2020 Read More

12/05/2020

Evening Update Monday 11 May 2020

A gradual economic recovery has begun across France today with the reopening of shops and some factories. Evening Update Monday 11 May 2020 Read More

11/05/2020

Riviera Radio Lunchtime News Monday 11th May 2020

The town council of Saint-Tropez in the Var has announced measures being deployed to help restart business activities in the town. Riviera Radio Lunchtime News Monday 11th May 2020 Read More

11/05/2020

Weather warning

The Alpes Maritimes remains on a yellow weather alert with heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds forecast. The warning was issued on Sunday evening at 6pm and will remain in place until noon. Weather warning Read More

11/05/2020

Eighteen people evacuated after fire breaks out

A fire has broken out during the night from Sunday to Monday, in Grasse. Eighteen people evacuated after fire breaks out Read More

11/05/2020

School in Valbonne unable to reopen

The Ile Verde elementary school on the route de Biot, in Valbonne, will not reopen this Monday morning due to a suspected case of Covid-19. A member of staff was reported to be suffering from symptoms last week. School in Valbonne unable to reopen Read More

11/05/2020

French and Riviera News Monday 11th May 2020

After 55 days of lockdown France today, will begin a progressive end to the lockdown. Those unable to return to work will continue to work from home, employers are obliged to have put in place the necessary health measures to make sure no employees are putting themselves at risk. French and Riviera News Monday 11th May 2020 Read More

11/05/2020