Lunchtime News Tuesday 15th June 2021


Sports minister confirms that people returning home after match will be tolerated despite current curfew - France’s Minister of Sports has confirmed that there will be “a tolerance” for people who return home after watching this evening’s Euro 2020 match between France and Germany. Meanwhile in a note to the prefects sent by the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin asks the police "to show particular leniency” this evening. The Minister of the Interior recalls that the distancing rules, as well as the ban on undeclared public gatherings of more than 10 people, remain of course in force adding that "any behavior endangering the life of others will be sanctioned”.

The number of emergency interventions on the rise - Emergency services have recorded a 20% increase in interventions in the Alpes Maritimes compared to 2019, since the start of a gradual end to lockdown introduced on May 3rd. The prefecture has in response announced an increase in police controls on both the regions roads and at sea, two sectors which have recently witnessed reckless behaviour.

In the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes, four people lost their lives on the roads at the weekend and at sea, speeding and carelessness are also on the increase. So much so that the Cross Med has never been so in demand and also calls for caution in water sports and boat trips.

Vaccination opens today for 12 to 17-year olds – The vaccination against covid is open from today Tuesday 15th June, for 12-17-year old’s and is on a voluntary basis, with the consent of both parents and the minor concerned. Appointments can be made via the usual online booking platforms, as for an adult. The vaccination of adolescents must be done in a vaccination center, and not in pharmacies as is now possible for adults.

Take care in the sun - As temperatures rise across France doctors have called for extra care to be taken when exposing yourself to the sun. Recent figures have shown that with more than 1,300 new cases of skin cancer each year, Brittany is the region the worst affected with three times more cases than the rest of France.



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