South of France sees fortunes decline as COVID-19 keeps foreign tourists away – CBC.ca, Google News (France)

In the south of France, tourism accounts for 13 per cent of the region’s economy, but much of that will be lost this year due to the pandemic. As the industry struggles, the big business of harvesting fruit from the fields continues — often on the backs of foreign workers, many from South America.Empty deckchairs…

France, Spain, Switzerland: Belgium Bans Travel To 12 Covid Red Zones Europe – Forbes, Google News (France)

As summer sales started in Belgium on August 1, the country was also battling the ongoing corona … [+] crisis. As new daily cases surged by 60% in a week and the number of patients in intensive care doubled. Belgium meanwhile added several parts of France, Switzerland and Spain among others to its red list…

Pandemic at the disco: The Covid-19 outbreak that began in France’s Hacienda bar – Hindustan Times, Google News (France)

Home / Travel / Pandemic at the disco: The Covid-19 outbreak that began in France’s Hacienda bar The Hacienda bar in this French seaside resort was heaving with Saturday night revellers: a crowd of people, beer glasses and smartphones in hand, moving to the sounds of pop and hip-hop music as red and blue strobe…

Nations tighten mask rules, lockdowns as Covid-19 deaths approach 700,000, France24 English

France and the Netherlands are gearing up for stricter mask-wearing rules to fight the coronavirus as the global death toll from the pandemic neared 700,000. Paris, Toulouse and other cities announced that the wearing of masks would be compulsory in particularly busy streets and squares. People already have to wear them inside most private businesses and all…

France’s Charles-de-Gaulle airport enforces Covid-19 testing on arrival – but with no quarantine, France24 English

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. “I’m sorry but your Covid test is no longer valid. Please queue on this side to get tested.” That’s…

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