Mayor of Nice on Coronavirus - The mayor of Nice has ordered a whole new set of measures to deal with the coronavirus epidemic. Christian Estrosi announced the measures planned in order to "face the health crisis" and "its probable economic consequences on the region".
The measures announced include the following;
The city-managed nursing homes will be equipped with a room with several computers and dedicated internet connections. "This will allow seniors to interact with their families, it is so important that they continue to have ties with their loved ones," said the mayor.
He declared that the city is organized so that local administration is able to follow up on all the directives, management of the crisis, and is in constant touch with any changes.
In order to relieve hospitals and doctors in the city, a teleconsultation and telemedicine platform, with voluntary contracted doctors, will be opened.
The establishment of an emergency fund managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and bringing together the City and the Region, in order to financially help businesses affected.
Terrace and occupancy rights will be postponed in June for restaurant owners, coffee shops and taxis and the collection of tourist tax, paid by hotel owners, will be delayed
Finally, 435 million euros of investments are programmed in the regions budget and the region is freeing up an additional 12 million euros to benefit the emergency fund.
The candidate had already announced that he was concentrating on fighting the consequences of the disease by putting slowing down his electoral campaign. Saying "I stopped my campaign three weeks ago considering that this crisis and the monitoring of the virus to protect the people of Nice was the priority.”