Lunchtime News Thursday 6th August 2020

Missing person - Police in the Haute-Alpes near Risoul have appealed following the worrying disappearance of 82-year-old Marguerite Albert. Suffering from orientation disorder, the 82-year-old woman was reported missing on Wednesday 5th August.

Madame Albert was last seen wearing a white cap, brown trousers and a blue top. Anyone with any information is invited to contact the police on 04 82 45 00 08.

Stabbing in Nice - A 46-year-old man has been stabbed in the head in Nice. The incident occurred after a fight broke out in the early hours of this morning on avenue Georges-Clémenceau. The victim was taken to hospital. Police have opened an investigation to determine the exact circumstances.

Masks - The prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes has announced in a statement published on Wednesday that eight local towns and districts will be obliged to make wearing a mask in public spaces compulsory. The new measure will apply to Biot, La Gaude, Mougins, Nice, Saint Cezaine Sur Siagne, Saint Laurent du Var and Vence.

Heatwave – Météo France has warned of a new heat wave across France from tomorrow Friday 7th August, however temperatures are expected to be less intense than that of last week.

Holiday traffic - Bison Futé has warned motorists of an exceptional difficult weekend on the roads. Saturday is classified as black due to departures with heavy traffic expected in the south of France.

L’Eautel Hotel in Toulon to open at the end of the month - After two years of renovation work, the L'Eautel hotel in Toulon in the Var is set to open at the end of the month. The new four-star hotel overlooks the harbor opposite the Marine Museum.

After two years of work, under the architectural signature of Yves and Romain Boucharlat, Jean-Luc Mathias and Marianne Borthayre, the major challenge: to assemble three old buildings crossing between the front of sea and Place de l'Equerre, is now ready to open its doors.

National 

Aid for wine makers - French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced an extra €80 million in aid for wine-makers, hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis. The wine-making industry in France has suffered from a major slow-down due to the coronavirus crisis and the impact of lockdown. Castex said the money would go towards improving storage of excess stock and getting rid of what is not sold.

Testing - France's Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport has begun compulsory testing on arrival for passengers from 16 countries where the coronavirus virus is circulating widely. It comes as the number of daily Covid-19 cases continues to increase across the country.

 

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