French and Riviera News Monday 4th May 2020

Alpes Maritimes and Var classified as “green” - The Alpes-Maritimes and the Var region along with the rest of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur has been classified as a “green” region. The map of France is designed to be an indicator of not only the circulation of the virus but also the measures to be taken at the end of the lockdown which is planned for May 11th.

A region classified as “green” is considered to be the least affected by Covid 19, the circulation of the virus is weak, and the hospitals are not overcrowded whereas a region classified as “red” means there are still too many cases of the virus and the number of patients in intensive care remains high. Those classified orange are in between the two and will switch to either red or green by the 7th May, which is when the map will be declared definite, ahead of end of the lockdown.

The Alpes Maritime and the Var had previously been classified orange and changed to green on Saturday 2nd May and remaining green on Sunday 3rd. The map is updated on a daily basis.

Details of end of lockdown - Details of the measures concerning social life and activities within the framework of the national deconfinement strategy in France presented by the Prime Minister have been published For more information

The chart gives the chances of activities being available on low circulation or the virus "faible" and a high circulation of the virus "élevée".

Coronavirus cases - No deaths from coronavirus were reported on Sunday May 3rd in the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var. The latest figures show that the virus has claimed since February 28th 197 lives in the Alpes Maritimes 205 in the Var and 311 in the rest of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region.  

In the Alpes-Maritimes, 200 people are still hospitalized, in