Lunchtime News Friday 26th November 2021


Ski resorts to carry out random checks on health passes - Ahead of the opening of ski resorts in the region on December 4th, it's been announced that resorts with an incidence rate exceeding 200 will be carrying out random checks on heath passes. With 232 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants at the beginning of the week, resorts in the Alpes-Maritimes will be affected by the measure.

For the resorts of Isola 2000 and Auron agents will have the TousAntiCovid Verif app installed on their tablets and at the same time as they will ensure compliance with barrier gestures.

Monaco covid cases - Twenty-seven new positive cases for Covid have been revealed for Thursday, November 25th in Monaco. The Principality's health record therefore stands at 3,669 people affected by the coronavirus since the start of the health crisis. Ten people are currently in hospital two of whom are in intensive care and 123 people are being followed by the Home Monitoring Center which medically supports patients, with few symptoms, invited to confine themselves at home.

International Day for Combating Violence Against Women – To mark the International Day for Combating Violence Against Women on Thursday 25th November, Monaco's Minister of State Pierre Dartout organized a working meeting with the presidents of associations which work for the committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women's Rights.

Pierre Dartout wishes to express the importance that the Prince's Government attaches to the defense of the rights of women and, more particularly, to the fight against the violence of which they are victims. The Monaco government is currently finalizing a bill to create a compensation fund for women and children victims of sexual violence and domestic violence. It will soon be submitted to the National Council. According to IMSEE, 20 legal proceedings were opened for acts of violence against women committed in 2020.

European Commission proposes to suspend flights from the Southern African region - The European Commission has proposed to suspend flights from the Southern African region due to the discovery of a new variant of Covid. The threat of a new variant worries Europe, as the World Health Organisation is "meeting urgently", closely monitoring the situation, "to determine how dangerous it is". Meanwhile without waiting for a European response Germany is taking the lead and has announced that it would refuse entry to foreign travellers from South Africa due to the discovery of the new variant. Applying a ban from this evening. It will concern South Africa and probably neighbouring countries.

Study published today showing places with the greatest risk of contamination of covid - The Institut Pasteur has today Friday 26th November, published the 4th part of the results of its ComCor study, on the places presenting the greatest risk of covid contamination. According to the results, which can be found in The Lancet Regional Health Europe (in its full version, in English), Bars, private parties and nightclubs are at the top of the ranking of places where the risk of contamination is the highest.

The Institut Pasteur's analyses notes as an example that a person under the age of 40 who went to a bar had a 90% higher chance of being infected than a person who would not have attended this type of establishment. In a similar comparison, the risk rises to 350% for attending a private party.

In addition, public transport is not free of risk of contamination, contrary to what had been previously stated. If the metro carries a 20% increased risk, a long-distance train journey increases this risk of contracting Covid-19 by 30%. Travelling by plane presents the strongest threat with a tenfold risk of 70%.

France's Interior Minister cancels meeting with UK counterpart - France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has today Friday 26th November, cancelled the meeting with his British counterpart scheduled for Sunday in response to remarks made by the UK Prime Minister. The meeting, which was being held to discuss the migrant issue, following the tragic illegal channel crossing in which 27 migrants lost their lives, was due to take place on Sunday however, following Boris Johnson asking for France to "take back immigrants arriving in Britain" Gérald Darmanin announced that the meeting would no longer be taking place saying that "France considers the British Prime Minister's public letter unacceptable and contrary to our discussions between counterparts". The meeting will however still go ahead with Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the European Commission.


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