Confinement – Day 11

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Friday March 27th

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The virus is not slowing down yet. The USA has become with 83.836 infections (15,8% of the world total) the nation with the most cases. But do not fear Mr Trump assured the country that it will be ok by Easter in 2 weeks time. I shall follow this very closely.

The Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is due to make an annoucement today. I shall keep en eye on it and report .

Do not forget that this weekend we switch to Summer Time

(Here is an easy way to remember Spring forward, fall backwards)

This post will be updating during the day if new information is available


►Information: Confinement prolongation

There will be an official statement tomorrow but prolonging the current confinement period till April 15th (at least) has been announced.

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►Information: You want to help?

In this period of Covid-19 health crisis, you wish to make yourself useful, to give your time to help the most destitute and vulnerable. A civic mobilisation platform in connection with the associative networks has just opened. It enables you to help the various structures (associations, CCAS, MDPH, local authorities, public operators, etc.) in their missions.

The platform answers all the questions you may have about the proposed missions, the methods of participation and the precautions to be taken during the missions.

What are the proposed missions? You can volunteer for:

  • Participate in the distribution of basic necessities (food, hygiene…) and meals to the most disadvantaged
  • Exceptionally keep children of caregivers or a structure of the Child Welfare
  • Maintain the link (telephone, video, mail…) with isolated fragile people: the elderly, sick or disabled
  • Shopping for essential products for the neighbours (fragile, isolated, handicapped).

How does it work?

The missions available all over France can be consulted without registering through the Find a mission section. The number of volunteers sought as well as the number of places remaining are indicated. The field of action, the objective and the description of the mission are described. To participate, you must register by filling in your identity and contact details.

What are the rules to respect?

  • Keep a safe distance of at least one metre from the beneficiaries and other volunteers
  • Apply barrier gestures to protect yourself and protect the beneficiaries and other volunteers
  • Remind and explain the safety rules and barrier gestures to the beneficiaries and other volunteers
  • Inform the association as soon as possible if there is any doubt of infection and stay at home
  • Engage in remote missions from home if you are 70 years old or older or have a chronic disease.

►Information: Message from OUI SNCF

Screenshot 2020-03-26 at 20.42.12.pngAs you know, in order to combat the spread of Covid-19, a drastic reduction in travel is necessary, which has a very strong impact on rail traffic.
The SNCF Group has therefore reduced the circulation of its TGV INOUI and Intercités trains, and will stop the circulation of its OUIGO trains from Friday 27 March.

More than ever at your side in this difficult period, we are doing everything we can to help fight against the spread of Covid-19, and we support the medical and paramedical staff who have free access to the TGV INOUI and Intercités trains in circulation.

In this exceptional context, only travellers with a ticket, their certificate of derogatory travel and proof of travel will be allowed to board our trains.

All traffic information is indicated on every day at 5pm for the next 3 days.
Rest assured that we are fully mobilised to assist you in your efforts. Exceptional measures have been put in place to facilitate the exchange and refund of your tickets free of charge.

Information: Official and news sites. Updated list

Government agencies


Porte Parole du Gouvernement:

Ministère de l’intérieur:

Ministère des Sports:

Prefecture de l’Aude:

Service Public:

arS Occitanie:

Carcassonne Agglo:

Ville de Carcassonne:



Le Monde:

Le Figaro:


Midi Libre:

La Depeche:,11069/

Fun: After 292 days of confinement

1st appointment with the hairdresser and beautician. Shall we go for coffee first, love?


► International Statistics: Top 10 countries according to the deaths count.

Thursday 26th March

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Wednesday 25th March

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Spain has now also overtaken China for the number of deaths.

► Percentage increase of deaths from one day to the other: 

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► Regional Statistics: Occitanie & Aude  

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