Lunchtime News Thursday 14th October 2021


Pedestrian hit by truck in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin this morning - A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being hit by a heavy goods vehicle in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. The accident occurred this morning at around 8am on avenue Victor-Hugo in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. The victim a woman, was taken to Pasteur 2 hospital in Nice in a critical condition. Traffic was blocked in both directions while emergency services intervened.

Noise radars to track down noisy two-wheelers - Police in Nice are to track down noisy two-wheelers with anti-noise radars. Nice along with 7 other cities in France including Paris and Toulouse have decided to equip themselves with "sound radars." For some residence being woken up by the sound of an exhaust backfiring in a regular occurrence. According to a study published at the end of July the social cost of noise in France is estimated at 155.7 billion euros per year.

Wearing a mask in schools in the Var will no longer be an obligation from Monday - The obligation to wear a mask in schools in the Var region is to be lifted. From Monday, October 18, a total of 79 departments whose incidence rate has remained below 50 for at least five consecutive days may lift the measure. This measure only concerns students, not their teachers. Twelve new departments, including the Var have been added to the 67 departments which were already concerned by the end of the obligation to wear a mask in schools.

End to free covid testing from tomorrow - From tomorrow Friday October 15th, referred to as "comfort" PCR tests will no longer be free and will cost you 43.89 euros. Tests will continue to be reimbursed for medical reasons, either without prescription and for people already vaccinated and minors. The aim from the French government is to reimburse tests linked to a valid medical reason, and to continue to encourage people to get vaccinated.

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