Lunchtime News Monday 22nd November 2021

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Incidence rate continues to rise in the Alpes Maritimes - The latest figures for the Alpes Maritimes have shown that the covid incidence rate continues to rise exceeding 200. Since the beginning of the month, it has doubled every day. As of the 18th November, there were some 217 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Alpes-Maritimes, the equivalent of 300 new daily cases across the department. That's almost four times more than on November 1st. The Alpes-Maritimes is now among the 15 most affected departments in metropolitan Franc

Accident causes long tail backs - There have been long tail backs on the voie rapid in Nice this morning following an accident. The circumstances of the crash remain unclear. The incident occurred at around 7.30am westbound at Fabron. One lane was closed as emergency services intervened.

Mayor of Nice to announce new measures - While the fifth wave of covid starts in a "dazzling" way, as described by France's government spokesman Gabriel Attal on Sunday evening the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi has said he will be announcing new measures in an attempt to curb the epidemic, during a press conference this afternoon Monday 22nd November. Estrosi will present the new measures and give an update on the health situation for the region at the press conference at the Theatre de Verdure. According to reports he is expected to announce the reopening of "vaccinodromes" and an increase in controls of the health pass and certain measures concerning Christmas markets.

Domestic violence increased by 10% in 2020, according to the Ministry of the Interior - About 87 percent of victims of domestic violence are women, according to the ministry's figures. The police and gendarmerie services recorded a 10% increase in domestic violence in 2020. These involved 159,400 people of all sexes. About 87% of victims of domestic violence are women, or 139,200. According to the study, 125 people were also killed by their partners in 2020 compared to 173 in 2019, or 48 fewer victims. The victims are overwhelmingly women, they were 102 in 2020 and 146 in 2019.

If you are a victim of violence, or if you are worried about a member of your entourage, there is an anonymous listening service, 3919, reachable free of charge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other information is also available on the government's website, where it is also possible to file a report.

 

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