Tag: lockdown

A Year of Covid in France

How time flies! It’s now just over a year since an 80-year-old Chinese tourist died in a hospital in Paris, and achieved the grim distinction of being the first Covid-19 fatality in Europe. Here’s what happened over the following 12 months. The man had… Continue Reading “A Year of Covid in France”

Latest on Covid from France

Christmas data, the ‘English variant’ of Covid-19 and the vaccination latest – health experts say that this week is key in determining whether France will need to enact stricter health measures. Since lockdown in France was lifted on 15 December, health restrictions here in… Continue Reading “Latest on Covid from France”

More Lockdown Loosening

France had initially hoped to lift many of its lockdown rules next Tuesday thereby enabling people to visit friends and family over the holidays, followed by a re-opening of bars, restaurants and gyms on 20th January. However all this depended on cases falling to… Continue Reading “More Lockdown Loosening”

Lockdown latest from France

When France went into lockdown for the second time on 30th October, the President promised a review of the situation after two weeks. So, after a little more than two weeks of Lockdown II, where are we now? Last week the Prime Minister said… Continue Reading “Lockdown latest from France”

Lockdown lingo

As France spends its second week in Lockdown II, let’s look at some of the technical terms that we’ve all had to become familiar with. Attestation – This word (certificate) – already crucial to France’s true religion of bureaucracy – became central to life… Continue Reading “Lockdown lingo”

Lockdown latest from France

At the end of last week, the French Prime Minister extended the night-time curfew to another 38 new départements to cover roughly half of France (46 million inhabitants), red on the map below, including where I live in the Alpes-Maritimes. In total 54 of… Continue Reading “Lockdown latest from France”

10 Lockdown Learnings

It’s #deconfinement +1 but very little has changed, largely thanks to the weather. After weeks of largely glorious weather our gradual release from lockdon was heralded by torrential rain and, weather wise, a rather mixed forecast until almost month-end. This, of course, may be… Continue Reading “10 Lockdown Learnings”

Life in Lockdown: Week 4

The other day at breakfast, my beloved looked at me across the table and said: “You could probably handle this for however long it lasts; maybe 12-18 months.” And you know what? He’s right. Let me explain why. Firstly, we’ve worked from home for… Continue Reading “Life in Lockdown: Week 4”