Aujourd’hui: What’s happening in France on Friday

Aujourd'hui: What's happening in France on Friday
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Welcome to the roundup of news, lockdown latest and talking points in France today.

France is today digesting the full detail of the Prime Minister’s much anticipated announcement last night – in which he revealed that France will lift its lockdown on December 15th, despite missing targets on case numbers, but with extra restrictions in place.

 

This means that people who were planning a trip to France over the holidays can come, and within France people can travel to see friends and relatives.

However there will be a strict, nationwide curfew from 8pm and cinemas, theatres and museums will not reopen as planned.

We’ve picked out 9 graphs from the briefing that best demonstrate the overall health situation in France now, and the health minister also addressed the question of whether people should get tested before they travel.

Language

Our French word of the day is a cheery little phrase that people may now be looking forward to.

And if you're looking to hone your French pronunciation, you definitely need to check out this fun video clip.

 

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Icons

The US magazine Time has unveiled its person of the year, but the Guardian of the Year is a very familiar figure in France – Assa Traoré. You can read the story of Assa and her brother Adama here.

 

Politics

We’re looking at the French government’s plan for some of the poorest areas of the country, the banlieues on the outskirts of major cities, and just how much of this new investment announced is really new.

Film

If you're in the mood for a movie tonight, Lost in Frenchlation is streaming an English-subtitled version of the French film Police, a particularly timely topic in France at present.

 

And finally

If you're based in France and have a background in social media – we're hiring.


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