Riviera Radio News Saturday 9th May 2020

Controls stepped up - Controls have been stepped up across the region ahead of Monday’s end to the lockdown. The mayor of Nice announced plans on Friday for a progressive end to the lockdown along with the rest of France from Monday May 11th.

During a press conference on Friday Christian Estrosi also emphasised that the lifting of measures from Monday was not a reason to start this weekend, by ignoring restrictions still in place. Controls have been stepped up in Nice this morning to guarantee a continuation of limitations still in place.

Coronavirus - According to the latest official report, published on Friday evening by the Directorate General of Health (DGS), coronavirus has caused 26,230 deaths in France since March 1st.

The pressure on intensive care units continues to ease, with 93 fewer Covid-19 patients. The total drops below 3,000 patients to 2,868.

In the region since the start of the epidemic, there have been 222 deaths in the Alpes-Maritimes and 215 in the Var.

Menton Delivery needs volunteers - Launched at the beginning of the lockdown by four students, in order to help by delivering food supplies to the most vulnerable the "Menton Delivery" platform has announced that it is looking for new volunteers.

As the deconfinement is about to start, several volunteers must return to work. So the team needs new volunteers in order for the service to continue.

Anyone interested - who would be available in the coming weeks - is invited to send an email to joseph.moussa@mentonlivraison.fr, mentioning their telephone number.

Cannes to sing “La Mer” - The city of Cannes has invited residents to sing “La Mer" this Saturday, May 9 at 8:05 pm on their balconies to accompany the interpretation of the song from the Cannes orchestra, which will be broadcast from the 225 speakers around the City.

The gesture comes as a thank you to the nursing staff. At 8:05 p.m. precisely, the 225 speakers of the Cité des Festivals will broadcast La Mer.

Gyms - As gyms and sports centres must wait until early June before a possibility of reopening it’s been reported that some, namely Topfit in Antibes, both the oldest and largest on the Riviera plans to offer outdoor lessons.  



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