Lunchtime News Wednesday 12th August 2020

Local

Covid-19 in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez - Figures from a coronavirus screening operation in the Gulf of Saint Tropez in the Var have shown that the rate of positive tests stands at 6.2%. A significant percentage compared to the 1.4% of cases found in the Var region.

August has seen an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in Saint Tropez as health workers are racing against the clock to isolate carriers of Covid-19.

Team of criminals caught in Saint-Tropez - Meanwhile police in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez have caught a team of criminals who were operating at night in the region. July saw several cases of individuals being followed to their homes and then violently robbed of their personal belongings and jewelry.

Motorist caught speeding on A8 motorway - A motorist has been arrested near Saint-Maximin on the A8 motorway for speeding. Police intercepted the vehicle eastbound this morning travelling at 213km/hr in a zone limited to 130km/hr. The vehicle, a very rare BMW M4 GTS of which there are only 830 models worldwide, was seized by the authorities.

Beach clean-up - A hundred and fifty teenagers have carried out a clean-up operation on the Veillat beach in Saint-Raphaël in the Var. The team of young people collected rubbish both on the beach and in the sea.

National

8-year-old boy drowns in local swimming pool - An 8-year-old child has drowned at a local swimming pool on Tuesday afternoon at the municipal swimming pool in Champdor-Corcelles in eastern France.

The boy from the area had been visiting the swimming pool with his parents and sister on Tuesday afternoon.  An investigation has been opened into the incident after lifeguards found the child unconscious.

Major fire on farm north of Dijon - A major fire has broken out in a farm in Bourberain, north of Dijon. Firefighters have been fighting the blaze since 1 am this morning. It was reported at 10.30 this morning that nearly 9,500 m² of fodder and equipment had caught fire.

 

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