Lunchtime News Friday 14th August 2020


Man stabbed after fight breaks out in Nice - A 29-year-old man has been stabbed in Nice after a fight broke out in the early hours of this morning. The fight broke out between two men thought to be under the influence of alcohol, on Rue de la Buffa.

Emergency services were alerted by witnesses and the victim was taken to hospital. Police are currently actively seeking the second individual who reportedly fled by car.

Toddler falls from first floor apartment - A 2-year-old has been seriously injured after falling from a first-floor apartment in Mandelieu. The accident occurred shortly after 10.30pm on Thursday evening. The toddler on holiday in the region with his parents, was taken to hospital in Nice in a critical condition.

Active circulation of Covid-19 for the Bouche-du-Rhone and the Ile de France - The departments of the Bouches-du-Rhône and Paris have been officially classified as an "active circulation zone" for Covid-19.

The classification means that prefect will now have the ability to take more restrictive measures to fight against the spread of Covid-19. Prefects will now be able to decide to close restaurants and markets or limit gatherings.


UK adds France and Monaco to the quarantine list - The UK’s airports and ports are facing travel chaos today as some of the hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers in France race to return home before new quarantine rules kick in.

Summer plans have been thrown into disarray after the British government said on Thursday evening that, from 4am on Saturday, all arrivals from France would have to self-isolate for 14 days or face a fine.

Due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19 in France the United Kingdom is to impose a fortnight quarantine period on people arriving from France the measure, will also apply to travellers from the Netherlands and Monaco. France said it regretted the decision and has promised a measure of reciprocity.

Mayor of Calais tells UK Prime Minister to “calm down” - The mayor of Calais has told the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “calm down” and change strategy in dealing with migrants crossing from France.  

The British government has looked to increase pressure on France to prevent migrants coming into UK waters.

While French officials acknowledge the numbers have increased sharply this year, they insist that France is doing all it can, with additional security forces deployed to prevent the crossings.

Since 1 January, authorities in northern France have recorded around 350 attempts or crossings involving over 4,000 migrants, compared with 203 attempts and 2,294 migrants for the whole of 2019.

The mayor of Calais on Thursday said the problem was of Britain’s own making.

Airbnb restrict rentals for under 25s - Airbnb has announced plans to crack down on rowdy parties by restricting the ability of people under 25 in Britain, France and Spain from renting entire homes via its platform.

Airbnb said it will now begin testing in Britain, France and Spain a ban on under-25s with less than three positive ratings from renting entire homes close to where they live.






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