Lunchtime News Tuesday 8th December 2020

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Cancer treatment - The delay in cancer care in France due to Covid-19 could result in up to 6,000 additional deaths. The number of cancer patients treated between January and August in all French hospitals fell by 23.3% in 2020 compared to 2019.

The Unicancer federation estimates a reduction of 6.8% of patients treated during the first seven months of 2020 compared to 2019 against an annual increase of 4% in previous years.

Survey - A survey published today and carried out by international TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) has shown that the level in math and science of French students is ranked among the lowest in Europe

The level of French CM1 and 4e students in mathematics and science is below the European average, according to the latest ranking. Since 1995, the survey has focused every four years on the levels of fourth and fourth graders in the countries of the European Union.

In 25 years, France has lost a class in terms of level. French students nonetheless have strong points, particularly in geometry in CM1 compared to the overall average score.

Faced with these poor results obtained in mathematics, to reverse the trend, the Ministry of National Education is highlighting the math plan launched in 2018. 40,000 primary school teachers have since been trained.

Bird Flu - A farm in the Landes in southwestern France has been contaminated with Bird flu, the first in France since the return of the disease in November.

The slaughter of the 6,000 ducks on the farm has been ordered as of December 6th as a preventive measure.

Euromillion second chance tonight - The historic Euromillion jackpot is up for grabs again tonight. The 200 million euros jackpot was not won on Friday, which means that the largest win in the history of European lottery is being played again this evening.

If no one wins today, the jackpot will be rolled over for another four consecutive draws. It will be increased in stages to 210 million euros until reaching a maximum of 250 million euros.

It was back in 2012 that a record 170 million euros was awarded to a lucky winner in France in the Alpes Maritimes region.

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