Evening Update Thursday 3 November 2022

Meteo France have a yellow weather warning for storms and heavy rain and flooding in the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes. The warning is in force until 8pm this evening in the Alpes-Maritimes and until 2am tomorrow morning in the Var. Parks, public gardens and cemeteries in Nice have been closed this afternoon because of the bad weather and the Nice Town Hall vigilance cell has been activated.

Trains have returned to normal between Nice and Ventimiglia after the landslide at Eze during Wednesday's storm. Early this afternoon SNCF said that work to restore power and remove debris from the track had been completed.

A teenager has died after falling from a building in Cannes this morning. Reports say that the 14 year old girl fell from the ninth floor of the building where she lived on the boulevard Riou in the north-east part of the town. Inquiries are continuing into the circumstances of the tragedy.

The French National Academy of Medicine has called for the increased use of masks to protect against Covid-19 and influenza, including on public transport. Although it said that the health situation does not currently require a return to mandatory measures, the National Academy of Medicine recommends the wearing of an FFP2 type mask in enclosed public spaces for the elderly or those with co-morbidities, for their entourage and health professionals who are in contact with vulnerable people, and also for pregnant women, even when they are up to date with their vaccinations. The organization also recommends the wearing of a surgical-type mask in hospitals, dispensaries, health centres and pharmacies, and in closed spaces open to the public, such as public transport during busy periods. It also recommends the systematic use of hydro-alcoholic gel in places open to the public.

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Bourne has announced a fund of 60 million euros for food. She said that the aid will be distributed to national organizations which offer food aid programmes and also to various local projects.

President of the Nice Cote d'Azur Metropolis Christian Estrosi has been in Beaulieu-sur-Mer to launch the port's renovation project. The renovation of the port will take place in 3 phases from now until 2024.

The municipality of Antibes Juan-les-Pins has released an update on covid numbers at the Antibes hospital. In the period from October 23 to 31, 375 PCR tests were carried out. 62 cases were declared positive and there were 4 hospitalized patients, including 2 in intensive care but no deaths.

President of the PACA Region, Renaud Muselier was present at the opening of a new bus depot for the Envibus network in Antibes. Mayor of Antibes Jean Leonetti, who was also present at the ceremony, said that the building "symbolizes our ambitions in terms of m