“The French who return from leave will not be penalized”

11:10 a.m .: In the euro zone, a historic increase in GDP of 12.7% in the third quarter

The euro zone’s gross domestic product (GDP) jumped 12.7% in the third quarter, a historic figure that marks a catching-up after an unprecedented drop (-11.8%) in the previous quarter in full containment, said the European Statistics Office. However, the GDP for the third quarter (July to September) remains 4.3% lower than last year’s figure over the same period.

10:48 am: Tolerance for this weekend

“The French who come back from their vacation, legitimately, will not be sanctioned,” confirmed Gerald Darmanin on RTL while France has been confined again since Friday.

“Not too much formalism. A simple certificate of honor [suffit] : I certify on my honor that I was on vacation in Paimpol and that I am returning to Paris will suffice, “Jean Castex explained.

On RTL, Gérald Darmanin also confirmed that “Christians will be able to celebrate All Saints ‘Day, so cults can organize religious ceremonies for All Saints’ Day.”

10:41 am: Demonstrations in Toulouse and Castres

Demonstrations bringing together dozens of people were organized Thursday evening in Toulouse and Castres to denounce the re-containment which comes into force at midnight indicates Le Parisien. In Toulouse, 120 people came to the emblematic Place du Capitole, opposite the town hall, to protest against government measures, according to the Haute-Garonne prefecture. In Castres, sub-prefecture of Tarn, the demonstrators, mainly traders and local business leaders demanded the maintenance of their activities.

9:58 am: 1 km rule: this map lets you know how far you can go around your home

Travel to exercise or walk your pet are still possible for this new period of confinement, for “one hour maximum” and “within a radius of one kilometer from the home”. The EsriFrance mapping tool allows you to calculate the radius of one kilometer around your home in order to be able to walk.

You can access the map and calculate the 1 kilometer radius by clicking on this link.

8:56 am: Shops open in 15 days?

The Minister of the Economy wanted to be reassuring this Friday vis-à-vis businesses, remaining very cautious. “In 15 days, bookstores and all businesses could reopen, we will assess the situation,” said the Minister of the Economy on France Inter.

“I understand the feeling of injustice of small businesses that can no longer sell while the French can buy on Amazon,” concedes Bruno Le Maire. He says, however, that he cannot prohibit the American giant from ceasing its activity.

I understand the feeling of injustice in small businesses

Bruno the Mayor

8:25 am: Despite the confinement, Fnac Darty will open its stores

“This morning, we are opening all our stores, everywhere in France”, indicated the management of Fnac Darty who considers that the conditions set by the government for this new confinement allow it, and this while the so-called “non-essential” shops must remain closed.

If we are closed, Amazon will take it all

“We sell computers, telephones, household appliances, whatever it takes to telecommute. So we can open. It’s allowed.”

Employees were informed Thursday in a memo that radio Europe 1 was able to consult.

“If we are closed, it is Amazon that will take it all. They have already launched promotions. We must react,” we assume on the side of Fnac.

8:14 a.m .: 11% recession in 2020

The government now expects a contraction in gross domestic product (GDP) of 11% in 2020, against -10% forecast so far, due to the re-containment that will weigh on activity at the end of the year, Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire announced this Friday on France Inter.

7.47am: Household consumption declines sharply in September

French household consumption spending fell sharply in September after a small increase in August, due to a “significant drop” in purchases of manufactured goods and food, INSEE said on Friday.

This spending fell 5.1% last month, after rising 2.2% in August, a figure that has been revised downward slightly, according to a statement from the National Institute of Statistics.

18.2% increase in GDP

The French economy however rebounded strongly in the third quarter after the collapse due to the containment in the spring, the gross domestic product (GDP) showing an increase of 18.2%, according to INSEE on Friday.

7:30 a.m .: Air France-KLM loses 1.6 billion euros in the third quarter

Air France-KLM, massively supported by Paris and The Hague in the face of the crisis which is ravaging the aviation sector, lost another 1.6 billion euros in the third quarter with traffic cut by more than half, and expects a “difficult” end of the year.

If the months of July and August were “relatively strong in terms of traffic”, September was “disappointing, affected by the restriction of travel measures”, the Franco-Dutch group said on Friday.

6:38 am: 90,000 cases in 24 hours in the United States, a record

The United States recorded a new record of Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, crossing the barrier of 90,000 new infections for the first time.

6:20 am: Why there will be three different exit certificates

In addition to the exceptional travel certificate and proof of business travel, a certificate for school trips will be posted online.

6:05 am: Travel certificates are available

The three certificates that will allow movement during confinement, which comes into force at midnight, on the night of Thursday to Friday, have been published on the government site.

You can get them by clicking on this link.

6:02 am: Entry into force of the re-containment

The re-containment came into effect at midnight on the night of Thursday to Friday. It should last at least until December 1, said the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday evening.

What to remember from Thursday

  • Jean Castex detailed the new measures that will be put in place by the government.
  • He announced that the mask at school would be “extended to primary school children from the age of 6”.
  • Exceptional travel certificates are available.
  • Parks and markets will remain open, says the government spokesperson.
  • Florists will remain open until Sunday.
  • The French will be able to worship at the graves for the weekend of All Saints.
  • A million “of French people are” probably “sick with Covid-19 according to Olivier Véran.
  • France recorded 250 new deaths from the coronavirus in 24 hours.
  • More than 36,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

6 a.m .: Hello and welcome to this live broadcast on the coronavirus epidemic in France and around the world. First day of the reconfinement and return of the travel certificate are on the program, this Friday.


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