May 3rd 2020


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Day 48 in Carcassonne 🇫🇷

6th Day of the 7th week of confinement


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There is a message from our Mayor this morning as follows:

“Carcassonnaises, Carcassonnais,
Dear friends,
On this Sunday, 3 May 2020, I would like to inform you that I will give a press briefing on Tuesday in which I will describe point by point the plan for ending the crisis that we have drawn up, and that we will gradually put in place from 11 May onwards.
I am not going to make an exhaustive list of the subjects raised here, but you will have, in the report, answers to all the questions you have asked me, even if they often do not come under the traditional action of a town hall.
In addition, I also wish to inform you officially today that I have ordered the payment of all the annual subsidies to the city’s associations despite the fact that they are often not active, so that their future functioning will not be penalised; certain associations more in difficulty, having worked or still working during the crisis, will be given exceptional aid.
These, dear friends, are what I wanted to share with you on this Sunday.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones.”

The fact that this message is only on Facebook annoys me tremendously because it does not reach everyone and would force people to open a Facebook account. I wonder how M. Larrat is getting paid from Facebook to do that. A cleverer way would be to update the Mairie’s web page with the latest information so that everyone “with internet” has access. And if absolutely  necessary, an automatic update to Facebook can be organised.

In the meantime the Mairie’s home page latest information is dated April 29th and is in fact a link to

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The daily Dashboard

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Les departements


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JJ’s prediction

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03/05/2020 76 days or June 18th till the end of the lockdown in France

02/05/2020 65 days or June 6th till the end of the lockdown in France

01/05/2020 63 days or June 26th till the end of the lockdown in France

30/04/2020 65 days or July 4th till the end of the lockdown in France

29/04/2020 73 days or July 11th till the end of the lockdown in France


Information & News

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▶︎ The state of health emergency is extended until 24 July 2020

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Health Minister Olivier Véran yesterday announced that the state of health emergency has been extended for two months. It now runs until 24 July 2020. However, the bill is due to be examined by Parliament on Monday.

The proposal to be put to parliament on Monday says plans this month to lift the public health emergency, which began on March 24, would “be premature” and “could see a risk of the outbreak” intensifying.

“We are going to have to live with the virus for a while,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said after a cabinet meeting.

The bill also lays out the quarantine conditions for people coming to France from abroad.

Travellers to France, including French citizens returning home, will face a compulsory two-week quarantine and possible isolation when they arrive in the country to help slow the spread of coronavirus, the health minister said.

Véran said the duration and conditions of the quarantine would be defined in a decree to be published. Decisions to isolate people would be scrutinised by judges to ensure they are justified and fair, he added.

It was not immediately clear whether the quarantine would only apply to people arriving from outside Europe’s open-border Schengen area, whether they would need to self-isolate at home or in hotels, and for how long the measures would be in place.


Food & Drinks

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The Jardin en Ville opens again in a drive / collect mode on May 6th

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More details at


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The daily selection


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The dreaded Statistics

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

Saturday May 2nd

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Friday May 1st 2020

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2. International Statistics: Percentage increase of deaths from one day to the other: 

Saturday May 2nd  2020

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3. International Statistics: Cases by country v population (1.000 cases or more only)


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4. National Statistics: France follow-up

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5.  Regional Statistics: Occitanie & Aude

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I have added cases in reanimation in comparison to cases in hospital



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