French and Riviera News Monday 22nd June 2020

Stabbing following family argument - Three people have been stabbed in La Crau in the Var. The stabbings occurred following a family argument on Sunday afternoon.

Two of the injured are a couple in their sixties and the third is a younger woman. The two women were taken to hospital in Toulon and the 60-year-old man was taken to Hyéres hospital. Police intervened and have launched an investigation into the cause of the dispute.

Coronavirus - The Monegasque government has announced one new case of coronavirus. The news announced on Sunday means that the number of cases recorded in the Principality now stands at 100. The latest case is being treated at home by the home monitoring centre.

To date, 94 patients have been cured and one person is still hospitalized at the Princess Grace Hospital.

Forest fire - Fire services in the Var have been deployed after a forest fire broke out on Sunday June 21st in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer.

3000 square meters of forest were destroyed before firefighters managed to control the blaze. Authorities remind the public as we enter a particularly dry period to take extra care in forest areas.

Fête de la Musique - Thousands of people in France have taken advantage of the Fête de la Musique to gather and dance in the streets on Sunday, despite a limited number of events and health restrictions due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Several hundred Parisians gathered around the Saint-Martin canal in the Capital as police intervened to evacuate the crowd.

Warmer weather - Météo France has announced that France is set to experience its first peak in warm weather with temperatures above 30 ° C in France, or even 35 degrees locally.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd June is expected to see temperatures reach between 26 to 30 ° C in the north and 28 to 33 degrees in the south.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are forecast to be the hottest days as temperatures exceed 30 ° C in most regions.

2019 had been the third hottest year in France, after 2018 and 2014, marked by two exceptional heat waves and an absolute record of 46 ° C.

Météo France say that 2020 is part of the same trend, with a winter of mild temperatures and a spring which has been the second warmest on record.

Love is in the air – France’s culture minister has said that actors have started kissing again on French film shoots.

The minister said kissing had resumed on sets where the actors had been tested for coronavirus. And he insisted l’amour was not completely dead despite the pandemic.

French cinemas are to reope