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DIRECT. Covid-19: Strasbourg’s Christmas market, one of the largest in Europe, will take place without chalets, mayor announces


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12h00 : At noon, here is the main news:

• The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, will speak at 5 pm to announce in particular a curfew in dozens of new departments on maximum alert. “At this stage, there is no planned reconfinement of the country”, assured the executive this morning.

• Strasbourg city hall has announced the virtual cancellation of its traditional Christmas market, deprived of its chalets. The event organized for 450 years without interruption in peacetime will give way to artists’ wanderings, a large Christmas tree, decoration“.

• Seven people were indicted as part of the investigation into the attack, including five adults placed in pre-trial detention and two college students released and placed under judicial supervision. One of the miners has “twisted” by “lure of profits”, according to his lawyer.

• The director of US national intelligence accused Russia and Iran of trying to interfere in the November 3 election. According to him, the two states have notably succeeded in obtaining “certain registration information on the electoral rolls”.

12h00 : The Ardennes, Aube, Marne and Haute-Marne will have a curfew imposed this weekend, reports France Bleu Champagne-Ardenne. “The Prefect of Marne told us this morning”, says deputy Charles de Courson.

11:47 a.m. : @ Stéphane: Nice morning announces the establishment of a curfew – and not of confinement – in the Alpes-Maritimes from Saturday evening. Information confirmed at 20 minutes by the LR mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, after a conference call with the prefect this morning.

11:46 am : Nice-Matin announces the confinement of AMs on Saturday (I think the government warned elected officials out of courtesy and it leaked)

11:39 am : On our antenna, the mayor of Dijon claims to have been “informed last night by the prefect that the government had decided to spend a number of departments, I believe more than 30 departments, in a situation of curfew, including the Côte-d’Or”. François Rebsamen said he was waiting to know if the measure will apply throughout his department or only in the Dijon metropolis.

11:32 : Saying “measure impact” the cancellation of the traditional version of the Christmas market, the mayor of Strasbourg promises “support systems to compensate for this suspension of chalets and the losses caused”.

11:27 a.m. : “We do not accept this cancellation. We have never seen this except in times of war!”

Quoted by France 3 Grand Est, this fairground claims that “entire families are threatened” after the announcements of the Strasbourg town hall on the next Christmas market, deprived of its chalets. “It’s a cataclysm”, assures the one whose family has been present on the market for five generations.

10:50 a.m. : Strasbourg without its Christmas market, this is a revolution as this event is intimately linked to the city. This will be a huge blow for the traders. I understand this wise decision in the face of the health crisis. We will only have the traditional Christmas tree left at Place Kléber. Sadness.

10:50 a.m. : I am from Strasbourg and I am appalled by this decision … there is no point in maintaining a Christmas market without the chalets which are in their own right the living of this market !!!

10:50 a.m. : OOrganized for 450 years and only interrupted during periods of war, the Strasbourg Christmas market usually attracts some two million visitors in a month around more than 300 wooden chalets. Without daring to speak of cancellation, the Strasbourg town hall announced that it would be held this year without chalets.

09:33 : In the absence of a Christmas market with its traditional chalets, “there will be artists’ wanderings, a large tree, decoration, but it will obviously be an edition unlike any other”, according to the ecological mayor of Strasbourg, cited by France 3 Grand Est.

09:27 : Thunderclap in Strasbourg, where the chalets of the Christmas market will not be able to settle down like every December this year. In recent weeks, the town hall and the prefecture had nevertheless promised to “do everything to maintain” the event.



(MAXPPP)

09:22 : Strasbourg city hall announces that it is giving up its traditional Christmas market.

09h00 : It is 9 o’clock, here is a new point on the news:

• The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, will speak at 5 pm for an update on the epidemic and the announcement of new departments placed on maximum alert. “At this stage, there is no planned reconfinement of the country”, assures the spokesperson of the executive, Gabriel Attal, this morning.

• Seven people were indicted as part of the investigation into the attack, including five adults placed in pre-trial detention and two college students released and placed under judicial supervision. One of the miners has “twisted” by “lure of profits”, according to his lawyer.

• France paid national tribute to the teacher assassinated by an Islamist terrorist. “Samuel Paty became the face of the Republic on Friday, said Emmanuel Macron last night during the ceremony, of which here are the main sequences.

• The director of US national intelligence accused Russia and Iran of trying to interfere in the November 3 election. According to him, the two states have notably succeeded in obtaining “certain registration information on the electoral rolls”.

08:32 : The mayor of Clermont-Ferrand says he expects the announcement, at the end of the day, of a curfew in his metropolis. “It would be quite logical, considering the criteria that we have exceeded with all the conditions for almost two weeks now”, explains Olivier Bianchi.


(RICHARD BRUNEL / MAXPPP)

08:27 : Asked about the possibility of starting the curfew at 7 p.m. in the territories concerned, Gabriel Attal replied that the new restrictions to be announced this afternoon will mainly relate to a territorial extension (and not an hourly) of the curfew. fire.

08:23 : “At this stage, there is no planned reconfinement of the country.”

On LCI, the spokesperson for the executive ensures that the measures taken recently aim to avoid any re-containment and to allow “qhat the French can celebrate Christmas with their family “.

07:53 : @AG: That’s it, as the Ministry of Health reports on its site:If you have already downloaded the StopCovid application, do not uninstall it: an update will be offered automatically. “ As a reminder, this new version will be launched this afternoon.

(THOMAS SAMSON / AFP)

08:38 : I heard that it is not necessary to reload the new TousAntiCovid application if you have the old StopCovid, is that correct? Thank you !

07:46 : The Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, announces on France 2 the “extension” one year and the “enhancement” the free employment scheme, intended for young people from priority areas of the city. The assistance paid to employers will be7,000 euros for the first year, instead of 5,000 ” previously, “to encourage young people from these neighborhoods to engage”. The decree has just been published.

06:56 : From Corsica to Aisne, via Haute-Loire, some of your newspapers devote their front page this morning to the acceleration of the epidemic and the new local restrictions.

07:32 : Elsewhere in Europe, the six-week re-containment decreed in Ireland came into effect overnight. For its part, the Czech Republic has announced a partial containment from today until November 3, “with the exception of trips to work, shopping and visits to the doctor”.

6:43 a.m. : In France, the time is rather for the extension of the curfew on the territory, with the announcement this afternoon of new territories in the maximum alert zone. But what about a possible extension of the curfew hours? Asked about this during a meeting with party leaders yesterday, Jean Castex “did not respond”, reports EELV leader Julien Bayou.

6:38 am : As you can see in this infographic by Mathieu Lehot and Brice Le Borgne, Belgium (in orange) is the second most affected country in Europe in relation to the number of inhabitants. She sees her total of new cases more than doubling every two weeks.

07:33 : “I think we’ll probably have another lockdown at the end of next week if the trend doesn’t reverse by then.”

Faced with an outbreak of cases, Belgium is preparing for a possible reconfinement. This week, the authorities have already implemented a curfew, and imposed the closure of bars and restaurants for a period of one month.

07:34 : Here are the main titles of this Thursday, October 22:

• Touched to the heart, France paid a national tribute to the teacher murdered by an Islamist terrorist. “Samuel Paty became the face of the Republic on Friday, said Emmanuel Macron during the ceremony, of which here are the main sequences.

• Seven people were indicted in connection with the investigation into the attack on Samuel Paty. Five adults were remanded in custody and two middle school students were released and placed under judicial supervision.

• Prime Minister Jean Castex is due to hold a press conference on the epidemic situation at 5 pm. He will announce the list of new departments placed on maximum alert.

• After seven years of absence in the Champions League, Olympique de Marseille signed their return with a defeat in Greece against Olympiakos (1-0). The goal came from a cross by former Marseille player Mathieu Valbuena.

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