Stardate 97885.47 🖖
I was slightly bored yesterday morning so I re-designed slightly the “Confinement Posts” layout. A new look for the first day of the prolonged confinement period of 4 weeks (until Monday May 11th) as announced on TV last evening by the President Mr Macron.
✒︎ Public places, restaurants, cafés, hotels, cinemas, theatres, concert halls will, however, remain closed also after May 11th. Festivals will be cancelled until at least mid-July.
✒︎ People at risk with ongoing conditions will still need to be confined after May 11th unless overall conditions change.
✒︎ EU borders remain closed. London was mentioned so I can only assumed the UK is still considered as part of the EU for these measures.
✒︎ The use of digital tracking methods are being developed and will be introduced on a volunteer basis.
✒︎ Within 2 weeks a plan for coming out of confinement will be announced
✒︎ By May 11th, everyone showing some symptoms will have access to a test
✒︎ Schools will start re-opening from May 11th onwards. That does not apply to universities at this stage. It is unlikely the later will reopen before the summer.
Here is a new link to the complete speech I translated in English
The daily DB
Information & News
▶︎ I guess more news will be available in particular from the region / town of Carcassonne when they have had a chance to sit down in the townhall.
▶︎ I suspect the Festival in July must be canceled as well the fireworks. They both bring too big a crowd.
▶︎ Here is a message I have jut received from our friend Alphonse on behalf of the Club Prosper Montagné: You will find below the menu for next WE proposed by Valérie and Sébastien de l’Ambrosia in Pezens. I am sure you can understand the menu although written in French. It is available for delivery or take away.
▶︎ We have a new recipe from Caroll and namely Mango Chutney
▶︎ The recipes index and links can be found here
I had to remove the links to the printable formats because someone was, most likely inadvertently, downloading them and deleting them. If printable versions are needed, please write a comment and I shall email them to you.
▶︎ There is a lot of controversy regarding the use of Chloroquine to treat patients affected by the Covid-19 virus. I personally take it orally as a preventive measure and have no apparent side effects.
The dreaded Statistics
1. International Statistics: Top 10 countries according to the deaths count
2. International Statistics: Percentage increase of deaths from one day to the other:
2. International Statistics: Cases by country v population (1.000 cases or more only)
4. Nation3l Statistics: France
See Dashboard at the top
5. Regional Statistics: Occitanie & Aude
After 5 days with a daily decrease in hospital cases, we have to note an increase in the past 24 hours.