Daily Post – August 18th

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

516 days in Carcassonne since

1st lockdown in March 2020



✏️ Daily update

On Tuesday 17 August, 28,114 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours, according to figures from Santé publique France, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the epidemic to 6,504,978.

The positivity rate, which measures the number of positive cases in relation to the number of people tested, stands at 3.4%.

The number of Covid patients in hospital is now 10,219 (including 1,075 new admissions).

Hospitalisations in critical care units, which deal with the most serious cases, also continued to rise, with 1,953 patients, including 245 new admissions in 24 hours.

111 people have died of Covid-19 in hospitals in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in France to 112,943, including 86,368 in hospital.

To date, 46,714,974 people have received at least one injection, i.e. 69.3% of the total population, and 39,789,184 people have had a complete vaccination schedule, i.e. 58.9% of the total population.

✏️ Incidence rate

In the meantime the incidence rate in the Aude Departement has fallen down slightly under 400 for the past couple of days.

✏️ Health Pass

One week after the introduction of the health pass in bars and restaurants, professionals are still filling up. For the moment…

Some expected a disaster. Like in cinemas and some tourist places. But for the moment, in the restaurants of Carcassonne, the health pass effect is not obvious.

© L’Indépendant Driss Chaït – Translation © J2S

▫️ TAXES A new online service for property owners

All property owners can now access an overview of all their built properties located in France and their characteristics thanks to the tax administration’s new service “Manage my properties”. Eventually, this service will allow owners to make their declarations online to simplify their declarations.
To access all of your real estate assets, simply log on to your “Individual” or “Professional” space using your login and password on impots.gouv.fr. A “Manage my properties” tab displays 6 properties per page, indicating the type of property (garage, box, cellar, commercial premises, house, etc.), its surface area and its address. The “Consult” button allows you to obtain more information (tax number of the premises, co-ownership lot, rights on the property, etc.). It is also possible to download the list of properties in spreadsheet format.

This service will undergo some changes:

  • in autumn 2022: it will be possible to make property declarations online and to pay planning tax;
  • early January 2023: it will be possible to declare whether the property is a primary or secondary residence. If it is rented, it will be possible to declare the occupant of the residential premises or to collect from the owners, within the framework of the revision of rental values, the rents of the residential premises rented out.


Many moons ago, I disabled my Facebook account as I am totally unhappy with their politics on one hand but in particular their safety and lack of privacy record. The account remains dormant / disabled so that you can still use your Facebook account to log in some other applications like Spotify etc

In the meantime I have also deleted these applications where for ease of use I had used Facebook to log in (Messenger, Spotify, etc).

I was therefore able to request the complete deletion of my account which is confirmed and will in theory start in 30 days. I say in theory because I do not trust Facebook to delete all the data.


Travel Page. has been updated with the latest information below:

18/08: The Turks and Caicos Islands will only accept vaccinated travellers from 1 September.
18/08: Travellers may need a third injection of vaccine to enter the UK without quarantine.
17/08: Cambodia plans to reopen its borders to vaccinated travellers by the end of 2021.
17/08: Moldova no longer requires quarantine.
17/08: Peru now accepts antigen tests less than 24 hours old and no longer requires testing on arrival.
16/08: Unvaccinated people must now present a negative test to enter Spain, regardless of the region of France from which they arrive.
16/08: Thailand wants to implement a plan to allow tourists in Phuket to visit other tourist areas after 7 days instead of 14 days today.
16/08: Vaccinated people no longer need a PCR test to enter Cape Verde.
16/08: From 1 October, vaccinated travellers will have unrestricted access to Mauritius provided they produce a PCR test less than 72 hours old on arrival.
16/08: Romania now imposes a 10-14 day quarantine for unvaccinated persons.
16/08: Lithuania now imposes a 10-day quarantine for unvaccinated persons.
16/08 : Panama now requires a test even for vaccinated people.

▫️ FUN



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