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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Evening Update Tuesday 27 October 2020

President Macron has held a defence council meeting with his ministers and health authorities this morning to discuss the coronavirus situation. A sec... Evening Update Tuesday 27 October 2020 Read More

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Lunchtime News Tuesday 27th October 2020

The mayor of Roya has called for the army to return in order to assist in the recovery operations following Storm Alex which hit the Alpes Maritimes a... Lunchtime News Tuesday 27th October 2020 Read More

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French and Riviera News Tuesday 27th October 2020

During a video press conference held on Monday the mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi, has announced plans to introduce weekend lockdowns and the closure... French and Riviera News Tuesday 27th October 2020 Read More

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Evening Update Monday 26 October 2020

The president of the French Scientific Council, Jean-Francois Delfraissy has said that the number of new coronavirus cases in France could be 100,000 ... Evening Update Monday 26 October 2020 Read More

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