Daily Post – April 21st

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

398 days in Carcassonne


1st lockdown in March 2020


● With less than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, Finistère (89), Gers (107), Pyrénées-Atlantiques (108) and Landes (129) are the four least affected departments in France.

And if we think in terms of regions, the ones that have been spared by the pandemic and which should therefore be able to decontaminate first are Brittany, with an incidence rate of 199, New Aquitaine, 211, and Corsica, the least affected region in France with 173 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.


The TousAnticCovid application, which compiles information from the French authorities on the coronavirus epidemic and carries out a “tracing” of the contaminated, evolves. It will now include a “booklet” certifying the results of a screening and the vaccination status, the government announced on Sunday.

The 14.7 million people who have downloaded the TousAntiCovid application since 2 June 2020 will discover a new feature in the coming days. The application for tracking people infected with Covid-19 will include a logbook to prove the positive or negative result of a test for the virus, and then certify the vaccination status, the government announced on Sunday 18 April in an invitation to the press.


The SMS, sent from a French number, hides a new fraud

Beware of the “your parcel has been sent” SMS, which hides malware. For several days now, some French people have been receiving this SMS. Although it may look ordinary, it can give scammers access to very personal information.

At a time when so many French people are shopping online and waiting at home for deliveries, it can be easy to get caught. For the past few days, a new scam has been circulating by SMS: some French people have been receiving a message saying “Your package has been sent. Please check and receive it”, with a link. But don’t click on it, warns Numerama.


I wonder which type of bees are taking residence on the roof of my garage. Also wondering how to move them… Any beekeeper friend of mine interested to have a look? Saying that, there is no sign of bees this morning? Have they packed their stuff overnight?


WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation now has had a week of reporting no additional COVID-19 related deaths on the vast reservation where safety precautions like a mask mandate and daily curfews remain. The tribe on Saturday night reported no new deaths for the seventh consecutive day and just two new confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The latest numbers brought the pandemic case total to 30,357 with the death toll remaining at 1,262. Tribal officials said 16,477 people have recovered from COVID-19 thus far. The tribe had been easing into reopening but that slowed somewhat after coronavirus variants were confirmed on the reservation that stretches into New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. Tribal officials urged residents to stay vigilant. Navajo President Jonathan Nez said the tribe recently had a cluster of COVID-19 cases as a result of a family gathering where people were not wearing masks.

Tribal public health orders mandate that masks be worn on the reservation and a daily curfew is in effect. Restaurants cannot have dine-in services.

Navajo Nation roads also are closed to visitors and tourists, which doesn’t affect travel on state highways that run through the reservation.


Launch is scheduled for tomorrow – Thursday

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission will launch four astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket to the space station. It will be the first mission to fly two international partner crew members as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will serve as spacecraft commander and pilot, respectively. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet 🇫🇷 will join as mission specialists.

NASA TV Launch Coverage NASA TV live coverage will begin at 2 a.m. (8 am Paris time)For NASA TV downlink information, schedules, and links to streaming video, visit:



What on earth is going in that country. It certainly will be a long time before I return to Brazil

Rio de Janeiro reopened its beaches on Monday, despite high death tolls and a contagious “Brazilian” variant, after having done the same in early April with its bars and restaurants.


I quite fancy one of those for my weekends away (Le Mans 24h for instance).

Looks like fun and fairly comfortable.


Not very nice out there today.



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