Lunchtime News Monday 30th November 2020

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Squat evacuated in Marseille - Nearly 200 people have been evacuated this morning from one of the largest squats in Marseille. The building located in the Cité du Petit Séminaire in the north of the city is considered “dangerous” by the authorities and is occupied by mostly migrants and asylum seekers. The town hall is calling for their rehousing to be done with “dignity”.

Winter ski season - Today representatives from the industry will meet with the French government to discuss the decision to close ski stations during the Christmas period.

The French government has made it clear that while resorts will be open and those living within 20kms of a resort can visit and even practice cross country skiing all ski lift facilities will remain closed.

Local officials in the region along with professionals in the industry have already expressed their opposition to the decision and have made several attempts to convince the government to change the restrictions. Today’s meeting is seen as the “last chance”.

“Human health and the ocean in a changing world “ forum - The first forum on "Human health and the ocean in a changing world" is to take place on December 2nd and 3rd. Following its postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and given the health situation the 1st edition, placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H the Sovereign Prince, will take place over two afternoons, both face-to-face at the “One Monte-Carlo” and by videoconference.

Organized jointly by Boston College, the Scientific Center of Monaco and the Foundation the event will look at the interactions between the ocean and human health which are numerous, complex and yet largely unknown to the general public,

The program will focus on 3 sessions that encompass several topics for more information on the event go to www.oceanhealthmonaco.org

Vaccination in France - The High Authority for Health (HAS) has this morning announced its recommendations for the vaccine strategy in France. Recommending that first, residents of nursing homes and health professionals in direct contact with patients be vaccinated.

According to an Ifop poll for the Journal du Dimanche, published on Sunday only 41% of French people intend to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Liberal health professionals hope to be entrusted with the responsibility of organising vaccination at the local level, in conjunction with local authorities.

Monaco Covid-19 vaccine - Meanwhile in Monaco which has recently announced the success of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign with 12,100 people responding compared to 4,500 last year, the Prince’s government has also said that it has already ordered Covid-19 vaccines and has obtained a marketing certification adding that “as far as prescribing and carrying out vaccines is concerned, all information will be communicated when the time comes,”

 

 

 

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