Evening Update Monday 14 June 2021

Regarding the opening of vaccinaton for adolescents aged 12-17 tomorrow, the French Director General Of Health has said that it will be necessary for one parent to accompany the adolescent to the vaccination site but the consent of both parents will be required. The appropriate consent form can be downloaded from the Ministry of Health website.

The Director General, Jerome Salomon, has expressed optimism regarding the end of compulsory mask wearing outdoors on 30 of June. However, following his remarks to French media this morning, the Health Ministry issued a clarification stating that no decision on the matter has yet been taken.

The French Minstry of the Interior has confirmed to French media that there will be no extension of the 11pm curfew tomorrow night when France play Germany in Euro 2020. A tolerance was given last Friday night for a tennis match at Rolland Garros which ran past 11pm but the sports minister Roxana Maracineanu said over the weekend that there would be no generalised tolerance for sporting events before 30 June.

Work is continuing today to control pollution in the sea off Corsica, which was first detected on Friday. The Maritime Prefecture said yesterday that four tonnes of oil had so far been collected. Authorities are attempting to find out which vessel was responsible for the pollution and an investigation has been opened by the Marseille prosecutor's office. Polution affecting Solaro beach has now been removed. The Prefect of the Haute-Corse Francois Ravier was on site this morning to supervise the operation and meet with elected officials and those involved in the clean-up.

The Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes has reminded British nationals and their families settled in France before January 1, 2021, that they have until July 1, 2021 to complete their formalities to obtain a "withdrawal agreement" residence permit. Details can be found on the French Interior Ministry's website http://invite.contacts-demarches.interieur.gouv.fr/BREXIT

Nice mayor Christian Estrosi today inspected the progress of the construction site of the église des Franciscains, which he called "a jewel of Nice's heritage". The works are being carried out in two phases, at a cost of € 17.8 million -the fitting out of the church and the l’Aigle d’Or into a theatre, with opening to the public expected in early 2022, and the development of the Palais Communal into a cultural space with work planned for 2024-2025. The works, which are part of the redevelpoment of the Place Saint-François, will also allow the installation of a reception area for the public, offices, rehearsal facilites and accommodation for artists.


BUSINESS

Industrial production in the Eurozone has grown at a faster than expected rate as the region's coronavirus restrictions are eased. EU statistics agency Eurostat said that production rose by 0.8% in April compared to March. Belgium saw the largest expansion.

Fashion retailer Ted Baker has reported a pre-tax loss of 107.7 million pounds for the 53 weeks to 30 of January. Revenue fell by just over 44% compared to the previous year.

 

SPORT

Euro 2020... The Czech Republic have beaten Scotland 2-0 in their opening game of the tournament at Hampden Park this afternoon. Both goals were scored by Patrik Schick. 12,000 fans were present for the game.  This evening in group E Poland play Slovakia and Spain play Sweden.

Olympics... An additional race has been added to the British Athletics Championships at which Mo Farrah will attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 10,000 metres. The two-time Olympic 10,000 metres champion was suffering from an ankle injury during a European Cup race in Birmingham earlier this month which was the official UK Olympic 10,000m trial. Farah has now recovered from the injury and will attempt to finish inside the Olympic qualifying time at the race at on 25 June.

Rugby Union...Conor Kenny is joining Newcastle Falcons on a two year contract. He was previously with Irish Pro 14 side Connacht.

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