Lunchtime News.Friday July 24th 2020

Roads-Heavy traffic is expected to start building on the region’s roads this afternoon as the busy summer holiday season continues.

Saturday has been declared ‘red’ by the French road monitor Bison Fute with roads to the Atlantic coast ,Mediterranean resorts and the Rhone Valley forecast to be extremely busy.

Motorists are advised to put journeys off until Sunday if possible.

 

Beaten-A lifeguard at the Aquasplash park in Frejus has been placed on sick leave after being beaten  by a gang of youths.

The employee had had to reprimand a group of people inside the park for unsafe behaviour and when he went to his car after work he was badly beaten by the gang who also stole his mobile phone.

Those thought to be responsible are aged between 15 and 18 and have now been arrested.

 

Covid-19-The Mayor of Saint Maximin in the Var has called on people to remain extremely vigilant against coronavirus.

Results of coronavirus tests carried out on 45 people in the town on Tuesday have come back with 14 positive results.

Alain Decanis says that public events this weekend will be allowed to go ahead but has urged people to social distance and maintain good hand hygiene.

The wearing of face masks in shops is mandatory.

 

Air Con-A report from Public Health France has stated that air conditioning does not increase the risk of coronavirus transmission as long as filters are clean and well maintained.

The report concedes that droplets spread further in the air in cool conditions and advises people using air conditioning to air rooms ‘several times a day’ for 10-15 minutes.

Public Health France concludes that there is no current evidence to show that human-to-human infection rates are increased by the spread of droplets over long distances.

 

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Investigation-Prosecutors in Grenoble have started an investigation into the parents of two young children who were forced to jump from the third floor of an apartment block following a fire.

Video footage showed the two children aged 3 and 10 respectively jumping from a window on Tuesday to escape the flames.

Fortunately they were caught by a crowd who’d gathered on the ground outside and neither was hurt.

The parents of the children are to be interviewed by a judge in Grenoble today.

Both were absent at the time the fire started.The mother had “gone shopping” and the father was out at work.

 

Bra ha-ha- French women are abandoning their bras in increasing numbers according to new research.

Polling carried out by Ifop for Xcams shows that young women under the age of 25 are abandoning the undergarment with one in six saying that they never wear a bra.

Research shows that the bra -abandon may be a by-product of lockdown when many women got used to the comfort of not wearing one.

The poll found that 7 percent of all French women no longer wear a bra compared to a figure of 3 percent pre-lockdown.

A spokeswoman for the pollsters said that many were wondering “what the point was” in wearing a bra.

 

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