Tourism

 Tourism - France, one of the most visited countries in the world, is already seeing the consequences of the Covid-19 coronavirus on its economy. France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Marie has said that the country has "30 to 40%" fewer tourists due to the epidemic of viral pneumonia.  He added it’s “an important impact on the French economy," stressing the fact that France receives some 2.7 million Chinese tourists each year.

The toll of the viral pneumonia epidemic reached 2,592 dead in mainland China on Monday after announcing another 150 deaths, health officials said. More than 77,000 cases of infection have been recorded in mainland China since the start of the epidemic, and some 1,500 others have been observed in more than 25 countries and territories.

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French and Riviera News Thursday 27th January 2022

Due to a national strike across France today Thursday 27th January, disruptions are expected on transport networks and in some schools. Several union... French and Riviera News Thursday 27th January 2022 Read More

27/01/2022

Evening Update Wednesday 25 January 2022

French government spokesperson Gabriel Attal has said that the peak of the current Covid-19 wave has not been reached. However, he added that "we can ... Evening Update Wednesday 25 January 2022 Read More

26/01/2022

Lunchtime News Wednesday 26th January 2022

A 16-year-old boy has been stabbed in Arles. The incident occurred on Tuesday January 25th, shortly after 6.30pm at a bus station in the city centre. ... Lunchtime News Wednesday 26th January 2022 Read More

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French and Riviera News Wednesday 26th January 2022

The Regional Health Agency has confirmed on Tuesday 25th January, that the Omicron variant is now the dominant strain of covid in the Provence Alpes C... French and Riviera News Wednesday 26th January 2022 Read More

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Evening Update Tuesday 25 January 2022

French Health Minister Olivier Veran has said that nine million people could lose their vaccination pass on February 15 if they don't take action. The... Evening Update Tuesday 25 January 2022 Read More

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