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Covid Deconfinement 2 Stage 1 Day 1

Les Douves – The Moat – Onzain, Loire Valley

Today was the first day of lockdown easing for Christmas. All shops are open but the number of people allowed inside is one per 8 square metres. Culturel venues such as theatres, cinemas and museums are closed until 6th January. People can go anywhere in France they wish but there is a curfew between 8 pm and 6 am with the single exception of 24th December. Schools are breaking up tomorrow on an optional basis so children can self-quarantine at home before Christmas to avoid contaminating elderly relatives (normal break-up is Saturday for two weeks). Everyone is being advised to exercise as much caution as possible over the holiday period. I predict we’ll be back in lockdown in the New Year. The figures today are 11 500 new cases, 2 881 patients in intensive care and an alarming 790 new deaths due to a readjustment of weekend and nursing home figures which are only released on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Aujourd’hui est le premier jour de déconfinement en prévision de Noël. Tous les magasins sont ouverts avec une jauge d’accueil du public de 8 m2 par client. Les lieux culturels comme le théâtre, le cinéma et les musées seront fermés jusqu’au 6 janvier au moins. Les Français peuvent se déplacer partout dans le pays mais il y a un couvre-feu entre 20 heures et 6 heures à la seule exception du 24 décembre. Le Premier ministre a suggéré que les enfants pour lesquels c’est possible n’aillent pas à l’école jeudi et vendredi pour limiter les risques de contamination à Noël surtout pour les personnes vulnérables. On recommande un maximum de précautions pendant les fêtes. Je pense qu’on aura un nouveau confinement après le nouvel an. Aujourd’hui il y a 11 500 nouveaux cas, 2881 patients en réanimation et 790 nouveaux décès, chiffre très alarmant qui serait dû au rééquilibrage des données (incomplètes) du week-end et à l’intégration des décès recensés dans les Ehpad, qui ne sont communiqués que les mardis et les vendredis.

5 replies on “Covid Deconfinement 2 Stage 1 Day 1”

Everywhere in Europe that is affected is tightening their lockdown except France, on the pretext that French morale will plummet if they can’t spend Christmas together. I find it immensely annoying.

I wish I knew more about where exactly this image was shot. I’d love to see what I could find on Google Street Views. I found Blois – (is this Blois) – and I was absolutely amazed at the streets and stone homes. Thanks for making me aware!

Sorry Ken, I’ve rectified that. I was so caught up in my “covid” text that I forgot to mention where it is. It’s in a small town called Onzain, about 15 kilometers down the river from us towards Tours and opposite the castle of Chaumont which often features on my blog.

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