Lunchtime News Friday 12th November 2021


Teenager slightly injured after being hit by a tram in Nice - A teenager has been slightly injured after being hit by a tram in Nice. The accident happened this morning near the Alphonse-Daudet college shortly before 9am. According to local media the 14-year-old girl was on the phone when she crossed the tracks of the tram. She was taken to Lenval hospital suffering slight injuries. Traffic on line 2 of the tramline was briefly interrupted.

Covid incidence rate increases in the Alpes Maritimes - According to Public Health France, the latest figures published on Thursday November 11th, for the Alpes Maritimes, show that the number of positive cases of covid per 100,000 inhabitants stood at 102. An increase of almost 25% compared to the day before and 75% compared to the beginning of the month.

The incidence rate had not been calculated at more than 100 in the Alpes-Maritimes since September 20th. Since then, it had never fallen below the alert threshold set at 50 by the government. The current rate for Alpes-Maritimes is above the national average which stands at 94.

As a reminder, from December 15th, those over 65 will have to have a booster dose to keep their health pass. In addition, a campaign will be launched for the 50-64 year olds from the beginning of December for the booster jab. The mask will again be mandatory in elementary schools throughout France from Monday 15th November, while it is currently mandatory in 61 departments.

New variant of covid detected in Brittany - Meanwhile according to local media in Brittany, a new variant of Covid has been identified in a school in the Finistère. The facts date back to October 15th, when a covid cluster was identified in an elementary school. Eighteen students tested positive. As a precaution, two of the twelve classes in the school were closed followed by five more. Tests revealed the presence of an "abnormal" and "very particular" strain. A strain already identified in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Scotland and Italy, but also in Africa. For the time being investigations by the Regional Health Agency and Public Health France have concluded "the absence of a greater contagiousness". The authorities have nevertheless announced that they are monitoring the situation very closely.

Nightclubs no longer limited on capacity - All nightclubs in France will no longer have to limit their customers to three-quarters of their capacity, a measure which had been in force since the summer. Nightclubs have been particularly affected by the health crisis being forced, for more than a year, by an uninterrupted closure.





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