Lunchtime News Wednesday 10th November 2021


Booster jab for the over 65s - France’s government spokesman Gabriel Attal has announced this morning Wednesday 10th November that from December 15th “the health pass will be disactivated for people over 65 who have made their second dose over six months and five weeks ago and have not had the required booster dose”. French President Emmanuel Macron made the announcement on Tuesday evening that the booster dose would be required in mid-December for people over 65.

Doctolib sees a surge in appointments – Meanwhile some 274,000 vaccination appointments were made on Doctolib on Wednesday, including 149,000 for the booster jab. 100,000 of the appointments were made in the hour following Emmanuel Macron's televised speech.

Arrests made in connection with knife attack on police officer in Cannes - A fifth person has been arrested and placed in police custody in connection with the knife attack on a police officer in Cannes on Monday in front of the Cannes police station. The individuals are part of the suspect’s entourage. Meanwhile the suspect’s custody has had to be interrupted due to his state of health, as investigators await the results of a psychiatric examination.

17 year old jogger who had gone missing is found alive - The 17-year-old jogger missing since Monday evening in Mayenne, north western France, has been found alive. The young woman was found in a state of shock about ten kilometers from the commune of Saint-Brice where she had gone for a run. The teenager had gone for a jog in the forest on Monday evening. Her parents had raised the alarm, when she failed to return home. An investigation for "kidnapping" has been opened and a man was taken into custody on Tuesday, while an extensive search of the area continues.

French court recognises “turbine syndrome” -In what is believed to be the first judgment of its kind in France a French court in Toulouse has recognised “turbine syndrome” after a couple complained their health was damaged by living near a windfarm. The couple were awarded more than €100,000 in compensation by the judge. They claimed that they had experienced a range of health problems including headaches insomnia and depression insisting they were caused by six wind turbines set up 700 metres from their home at Fontrieu in the Tarn.



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