Lunchtime News Friday 11th February 2022

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French scientist Luc Montagnier dies aged 89 - French President Emmanuel Macron has praised the "major contribution" in the fight against HIV/AIDS, " achieved by French scientist Luc Montagnier, who won the Nobel prize for medicine and who has died aged 89. Montagnier, won the Nobel prize for medicine for his co-discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS. He died on Tuesday in the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine northwest of the centre of Paris. Macron added his contribution “remains one of the greatest medical and scientific challenges of the 21st century”.

Rules for the vaccination pass to change from next Tuesday 15th February - From next Tuesday February 15th, the rules for keeping or obtaining, the vaccine pass in France are set to change. According to the government spokesman Gabriel Attal "between three and five million French people" risk losing their vaccines pass, due to not having had the booster dose. From Tuesday it will be required that you have completed your booster dose four months, instead of seven months, after your second dose in order to have a complete vaccination scheme and maintain a valid vaccination pass.

Nice Carnival kicks off tonight - The Nice Carnival kicks off this evening at 6.30pm with the opening ceremony at Place Massena. The theme this year is the "Animal Kingdom". Tomorrow, at 8:30pm, will see the illuminated "Grand Corso" take place, with no less than 17 floats, which will parade around the Jardin Albert 1er and on Place Massena. The Carnival runs until February 27th and there will be traffic restrictions for more details on times of road closures go to rivieraradio.mc under this morning’s news section.

Summer concerts Monaco - Meanwhile here in the Principality the SBM has announced the artists set to perform as part of the summer concerts in Monaco, with singer Rita Ora and James Blunt included in the line-up.

French Cup – In Football the draw for the semi-finals of the French Cup has been made with Versailles challenging Nice and Monaco will go to Nantes for a place in the final.

 

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