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