Daily Post – Septembre 22nd

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

551 days in Carcassonne

since

1st lockdown in March 2020

DAILY STATISTICS HERE

▫️ HOME NEWS DESK

Autumn is upon us, where did the summer go? Although today is a very pleasant day, the temperature has dropped significantly, especially at night. Time to slowly get the winter clothing out and ready I guess.

✏️ Daily update

The indicators are still falling throughout the country this Tuesday evening. The Pyrenees-Orientales however deplore one more death during these last 24 hours.

This Tuesday evening, the Aude counts 61 people hospitalised (-8 in 24 hours) including 11 in intensive care (-1) and 38 in conventional hospitalisation (-6). 402 people died of Covid-19 in the department, the same number as the day before.
The incidence rate is 73 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

In the Pyrénées-Orientales, 93 people were hospitalised (-4 in 24 hours), including 15 in intensive care (-2) and 25 in conventional hospitalisation (-2). The department deplores 1 more death bringing the total to 405 victims since the beginning of the pandemic. The incidence rate is 56 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, very close to the alert threshold set at 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

In Occitanie, there were 819 hospitalisations on Tuesday evening (-73 less in 4 days), including 199 in intensive care and critical care (-39). 5126 deaths were recorded in the region’s hospitals (+20 in 4 days).

In France, 8,594 people were hospitalised on Tuesday evening (-251 in 24 hours) including 1,744 in intensive care (-61). 89,407 people died in hospital, 152 more in 24 hours.

▫️ AUTOMOBILE – © Maxence GEVIN / Translation & adaptation © J2S

To ensure better safety for road users and to improve traffic flow, winter equipment will become compulsory in French mountain areas from 1 November. We take a look at this new measure.

Winter tyres or chains. The Montagne II law, published in the Official Journal in 2020, will come into force on 1 November. From this date, and for the entire winter season, motorists using a road in a mountainous area will have to equip their vehicle with appropriate equipment. According to the service-public.fr website, this equipment will be mandatory until 31 March of the following year.

This new provision will come into force in the main French mountain ranges (Alps, Corsica, Massif Central, Jura, Pyrenees, Vosges). In all, 48 departments are concerned.
Here is the list: Ain, Allier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardèche, Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Cantal, Corrèze, Côte-d’Or, Creuse, Doubs, Drôme, Gard, Haute-Garonne, Hérault, Isère, Jura, Loire, Haute-Loire, Lot, Lozère, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Nièvre, Puy-de-Dôme, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Rhône, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Var, Vaucluse, Haute-Vienne, Vosges, Yonne, Territoire de Belfort, Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse

This new provision will come into force in the main French mountain ranges (Alps, Corsica, Massif Central, Jura, Pyrenees, Vosges). In all, 48 departments are concerned.
Here is the list: Ain, Allier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardèche, Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Cantal, Corrèze, Côte-d’Or, Creuse, Doubs, Drôme, Gard, Haute-Garonne, Hérault, Isère, Jura, Loire, Haute-Loire, Lot, Lozère, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Nièvre, Puy-de-Dôme, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Rhône, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Var, Vaucluse, Haute-Vienne, Vosges, Yonne, Territoire de Belfort, Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse

What equipment is required?
All light and commercial vehicles, motor homes, heavy goods vehicles and coaches must comply with this new obligation. This applies to local residents, of course, but also to people who are just passing through. According to the decree of 16 October 2020 : Light vehicles, commercial vehicles and motor homes must either have “removable anti-skid devices” (chains or snow socks) to equip at least two driving wheels, or be equipped with four winter tyres.

For the time being, four-season tyres are still accepted. For a garage owner, however, this choice of tyre is not necessarily a good calculation. “Snow tyres do not wear out any faster than summer tyres as long as the temperature does not exceed 7°. It also has a better grip on snow and ice, whereas the all-season tyre goes everywhere. But when you say everywhere, you mean not very well”, said Ludovic Podlyski, manager of the Clermont-Ferrand-based Point S tyre service.

New signage at the entrance and exit of the areas concerned, as you can see above, will inform users of this provision.What is the penalty for non-compliance?
Drivers who fail to comply with this new standard will be liable to a fourth-class fine of €135 and possible immobilisation of their vehicle.

▫️ MUSIC

🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

Celebrity spotlight

Child in TimeStairways to Heaven

▫️ TRAVEL NEWS

Travel Page

Up to date

Latest info

22/09: Kazakhstan reopens its borders and re-establishes visa-free regime with 30 countries including France.
22/09 : Australia to reopen its borders by Christmas.
22/09 : Argentina to reopen its borders to all vaccinated foreigners on 1 November.

▫️ FOOD & DRINKS

Irish Flag Shot

First layer: Creme de Menthe (make sure it’s the green colour, not clear)

Second layer: Baileys Irish Cream

Third Layer: Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur

▫️ FUN – VINTAGE

▫️ SATIRE

▫️ NEWS FROM ACROSS THE POND 🇺🇸

Some more gems from crazy USA

▫️ ADDITIONAL READS FOR TODAY

📖 The fall equinox is Wednesday: 8 things to know about the first day of autumn

📖 Why eating colourful food is good for you 

🏠

This entry was posted in Health and fitness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.