Lunchtime News Friday 9th April 2021

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Covid in the PACA - The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region has registered a record number of intensive care patients with 559 patients currently hospitalised. The figure is more than during the peaks of the first and second wave according to the Regional Health Agency.

The number of hospital deaths from Covid has also increased since March 29th after declining for several weeks with 232 deaths this week and the incidence rate stands at 494 per 100,000 inhabitants in the region, compared to a national average of 467.

Monaco – In Monaco eleven new cases of Covid were declared on Thursday bringing the total number of residents affected to 2,364. Thirty-one people are currently in hospital and 64 are being followed by the Home Monitoring Centre.

In other news

Villefranche-sur-mer - The maritime gendarmerie has intervened in the port of the Darse, in Villefranche-sur-Mer after a boat sank. The 11-meter vessel ran aground, no one was on board at the time. It’s the fourth incident of its kind in the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer in the last month.

The mayor of Villefranche-sur-Mer, Christophe Trojani had earlier this month called for “change” and for “moorings to be regulated” to avoid such incidents.

Flights from Nice International Airport - Air France has presented new destinations from Nice International Airport. For the summer season eight new connections will be provided to France, Europe and Africa.

There will be a gradual resumption of traffic with the return of flights to Athens, London and Tunis. From the end of June, new destinations will include:

London-Heathrow: 5 flights per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 28th to September 5th.

Tunis: 2 flights per week on Mondays and Fridays from June 28th to September 3rd.

Algiers: 1 flight per week on Sunday from July 25th to August 29th.

Athens: 3 flights per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from June 29th to September 4th.

Rennes: up to 4 flights per week on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 31st to October 3rd.

Strasbourg: up to 4 flights per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from May 31st to October 3rd.

Caen: 3 flights per week on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 25th to September 4th.

Biarritz: 1 flight per week on Saturday from June 26th to September 4th.

These seasonal connections will be added to Air France's regular schedule to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Lyon, Bordeaux and Lille. The company adds that "The flight schedule is subject to change depending on travel restrictions”.

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