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Nice and its region reconfigured for weekends

Given the surge in covid cases in the Alpes-Maritimes, it was decided to confine the department for the next two weekends. Shops of more than 5,000 m2 must close now.

Given the surge in covid cases in the Alpes-Maritimes, it was decided to confine the department for the next two weekends. Shops of more than 5,000 m2 must close now.

(AFP) If the French government had hitherto opposed reconfinement measures, such a device will be implemented for the next two weekends in the municipalities of the Alpes-Maritimes coast. The prefect of the department, Bernard Gonzalez, made the announcement this Monday at noon.

Among the new measures is the limitation of outings to one hour and by dispensation (doctors, pets, sports, walks) within a radius of 5 km around the home from Friday 6 p.m. to Monday 6 a.m. A rule imposed for the area extending from Théoule-sur-Mer to Menton, which concentrates nearly 90% of the population of the department. Such a territorialized confinement measure is a first since the start of the health crisis in France.

In addition, for 15 days from Tuesday, businesses of more than 5,000m2 (excluding pharmacies and food shops) will also be closed in the department which sees its first tourists flocking while several school zones are on vacation in France. For shops over 400 m2, the gauge will drop from 10 to 15 m2 per visitor.

Controls at the Italian border will also be strengthened, such as controls at airports, continued the prefect, citing the possibility of having a PCR test on all passengers on a flight. Important thing to know because, from Findel, it is always possible to reach Nice and the Riviera via Luxair or KLM.

The prefect also announced an “acceleration” of the vaccination campaign in the department, where approximately 4,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine should be received in the coming days – 1,000 more than what the authorities had already promised during the visit of the Minister of Health Olivier Véran in Nice, Saturday.

Finally, the possibility of being vaccinated will be offered to people aged 59 to 64 and suffering from comorbidities: with this objective, many doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine must be sent to the Alpes-Maritimes soon, the representative continued. of State.


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