Lunchtime News Friday 17th April 2020


Two aggressive dogs escape from their master - Two Belgian Shepherd Malinois dogs have managed to escape from their master early this Friday morning, and have bitten passers-by in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and Monaco.

Two victims were taken to hospital for minor injuries.

The two very aggressive dogs managed to escape from Roquebrune Cap Martin heading towards Beausoleil.

At 7.15 a.m., the two dogs bit a first person in Roquebrune. The victim, slightly injured, was taken to hospital by firefighters. The victim has since been discharged from hospital.

The two dogs pursued their journey and then threw themselves on a person in Beausoleil.

Another victim was attacked in Monaco at the level of the Sainte-Cécile staircase.

While police have managed to capture one of the dogs the other has still not been located. Police have warned the public not to attempt to approach the animal.

Travel document now available  to download  - The travel document required in France can now be obtained online and downloaded onto smartphones.

Travel authorizations from abroad to mainland France may now be valid in digital format at the following link

Construction sites in the region to resume - French state services have given the green light to the gradual and conditional reopening of construction sites, which will see some projects in the Alpes Maritimes resume.

Since March 16th, due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the majority of construction and public works (BTP) sites have been stopped.

After weeks of tension, state services and construction professionals have found common ground. The activity of construction companies is essential to meet the vital needs of the population (sanitation, drinking water network, roads, elevators and green spaces).

The construction industry also brings major challenges for the development and economy of the region.

300 sites have been identified with public order in the region.

Work sites will have to comply to strict health and safety guidelines in order to resume.

Distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands and cleaning tools, and prohibiting construction sites from people with symptoms will be applied. If there is a health problem on a site, the company manager but also the client will be responsible.

Other projects will be able to restart by mid-May.

For any private work sites there has been no ban, but some workmen and craftsmen have preferred to suspend their activity. Again, work can go ahead but they too will be obli