French Riviera in weekend lockdown to stem coronavirus surge


In face of a surge in cases of coronavirus infections in south-east France, which are well above the national average, parts of the French Riviera, including the city of Nice and the town of Cannes, are to be subject to weekend lockdowns at least over the next fortnight,

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France will apply a localised lockdown over the next two weekends in coastal areas of its southeastern Alpes-Maritimes départment (county), Prefect Bernard Gonzalez announced on Monday, adding that monitoring at airports and at the Italian border would also be stepped up and the Covid-19 vaccination campaign accelerated in the department, hard-hit by a surge of infections, reports FRANCE 24.