Lunchtime News Friday October 23rd 2020

Curfew-Curfew restrictions come into force in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var from midnight tonight with members of the public required to stay at home from 9pm until 6am for the next 6 weeks.

The move comes as France battles to control the spread of Covid-19 with a record 42,000 new cases of the virus detected in the past 24 hours.

46 million people are now affected by the restrictions across the country with the French Prime Minister saying that he had “no choice”.

People must download exemption forms from the French Interior Ministry website for work purposes of for other valid reasons.

Fines of 135 euros will be issued to offenders.

 

Shock-French Muslims are “horrified” by the barbaric murder of school teacher Samuel Paty according to a religious leader.

Mohammed Moussaoui ,who’s the president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith said that the country’s Muslims are “shocked and hurt” and that the teacher’s murder was an insult to the memory of the Prophet Mohammed and a travesty of his message.

Mr Moussaoui said that Samuel Paty was the “real hero” and to those who think that Islam can be used for the purposes of terror and barbarism ,their actions are an insult to the Prophet.

 

Clocks-Clocks go back by one hour at 3am on Sunday as France moves into winter time.

It may be the last year of daylight saving but plans to introduce legislation to stick to summer time have been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Surveys suggest that the vast majority of French people would prefer the extra light at the end of the day in winter.

 

Missing hiker-Police are still searching for a woman who’s been missing from her home at Tavernes near Barjols in the Var since Wednesday morning.
Carole Amoros was wearing a red jacket when she left home to go for a walk in forest land at Bury -Notre Dame de Bellevue at 10am on Wednesday but she hasn’t been seen since.A search of woodland in the area is currently taking place.
Anyone with information is asked to call Gendarmes in Barjols on 04 94 77 01 18.

 

 

 

Rain-Areas battered by Storm Alex three weeks ago are experiencing heavy rain again today.
Meteo France says that parts of the Roya ,Tinee and Vesubie valleys could get up to 40mm of rain  which is set to add to complications as authorities continue to carry out repairs sustained during Storm Alex on the 2nd of October.
The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes Bernard Gonzalez has called for residents to take extra care on roads and in areas already badly affected. The  latest bad weather could result in fresh damage to already seriously weakened infrastructure.

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