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World Direct: 19 schools closed in France due to the Covid-19 epidemic

15:00  25 september  2020
15:00  25 september  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

Lancashire expected to be placed under tighter lockdown measures

  Lancashire expected to be placed under tighter lockdown measures Lancashire is to be the latest part of the UK to face strict coronavirus lockdown rules - with drastic new curbs being introduced this weekend, Sky News understands. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told senior MPs from the county that he will announce the clampdown in the morning and the rules will come into force on Saturday.The coronavirus restrictions, similar to those being introduced in North East England, will cover the whole of Lancashire with the exception of two thirds of the seaside resort of Blackpool.

Des élèves portant des masques le jour de la rentrée scolaire, à Vincennes, près de Paris. © MARTIN BUREAU Students wearing masks on the day of the start of the school year, in Vincennes, near Paris.

The facts of the day

The number : Another blow of the plane for Roland-Garros: three days before the opening of the Parisian Grand Slam, exceptionally rescheduled in the fall due to the pandemic, its spectator gauge has been tightened once again, to just 1,000 spectators a day.

Location : the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, which was to be held next February, has been postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 epidemic, which is still very active in Brazil.

The sentence : "Yes, I urge the French to do it, but I did not do it": Prime Minister Jean Castex admitted Thursday evening on France 2 that he had not downloaded the StopCovid application.

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COVID-19 takes a toll on public transport, speed camera revenue in Qld .
The lockdown in March dragged annual revenue down as people stayed home and avoided public transport.Queensland's public transport network recorded a drop in patronage of almost 20 per cent over the past year, costing more than $71 million in fare revenue.

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