Lunchtime News Friday April 1st 2022

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Classes closed due to covid - According to the education academy in Aix-Marseille to date 310 classes in the region are currently closed due to the rise in the number of covid cases. Latest figures show that 310 classes out of 12,771 are closed after 1,582 pupils tested positive and 128 staff.

Covid tests - Meanwhile the French government is reducing the price of Covid-19 tests. A decree was published in the official journal on Thursday, indicating that the price in pharmacies will decrease from 20 euros to 16.50 as from today. There has been a large rise in the number of Covid-19 tests being carried out in France during the rebound in the epidemic.

Man arrested in possession of 530 kilos of cannabis - A man has been arrested after 530kg of cannabis was discovered in his car. Police stopped the individual during a road check at the junction of the A7 and A8 motorway near Marseille on March 23rd, for using his mobile phone at the wheel. According to police the seizure represents a market value of more than 4 million euros.

End of heated terraces in France - From today Friday April 1st heated terraces of bars and restaurants in France is over. The ban came into force following a decree published on Thursday March 31st. Any professionals who do not respect the ban risk a fine of up to 3,000 euros and 5,000 euros in the event of a repeat offense. Initially scheduled for winter 2020, the end of heated terraces was part of the climate bill. In March 2021 it was postponed until March 2022 due to the impact of the health crisis on cafes and restaurants.

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