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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Lunchtime News Thursday 23rd September 2021

A prisoner in Marseille has managed to escape during a medical visit at a nearby hospital. A young inmate at the Baumettes prison in Marseille escape... Lunchtime News Thursday 23rd September 2021 Read More

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French and Riviera News Thursday 23rd September 2021

Health workers in the region have warned that hospital services are at risk of closing in the Alpes Maritimes due to lack of staff. ... French and Riviera News Thursday 23rd September 2021 Read More

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Evening Update Wednesday 22 September 2021

The French government has announced plans to remove the obligation for children to wear masks in schools in certain departments. Spokesperson Gabriel... Evening Update Wednesday 22 September 2021 Read More

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Lunchtime News Wednesday 22nd September 2021

The man who disappeared on Sunday September 19th at Lake Saint-Cassien has been found dead. Lunchtime News Wednesday 22nd September 2021 Read More

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French and Riviera News Wednesday 22nd September 2021

One person has been shot dead and two injured in Marseille. The shooting occurred on Tuesday evening shortly after 7:30 p.m. in the 14th arrondissemen... French and Riviera News Wednesday 22nd September 2021 Read More

22/09/2021