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France shortens isolation time for coronavirus cases, contacts

Olivier Veran

The French Government will modify quarantine requirements for people infected with the coronavirus. French Health Minister, Olivier Veran This is despite record numbers of new cases, Health Minister, Olivier Veran, announced in the Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper. Veran told the Sunday paper that, starting from Monday, January 3, 2022, fully vaccinated people infected with the virus would only have ...

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France says Omicron to be dominant variant soon, resists new restrictions

Emmanuel Macron

Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 that France could soon see 100,000 new COVID-19 cases a day, due to the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. French President, Emmanuel Macron m. Photo credit: AP / Yoan Valat Veran said despite all, the government does not plan to introduce new restrictions for the time being as ...

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France drafts climate protection law with input from citizens

Barbara Pompili

The French government has drawn up legislation on climate protection that incorporates input from a citizens’ convention. The French Environment Minister, Barbara Pompili, said this on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 after a government meeting chaired by President Emmanuel Macron. French Environment Minister, Barbara Pompili “It’s not just about changing the engines in our cars or the machines in our factories. ...

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Storm wreaks havoc across France, Britain

Storm Bella

A major storm swept across Britain and into northern France on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving thousands of households without power. Bella hits the coasts of England and France at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour Around 18,000 households in northern France are without electricity, with coastal regions of Brittany and Normandy worst affected, the AFP news agency reported, ...

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Macron plans referendum to add climate change fight clause to French constitution

Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced his intention to hold a nationwide referendum on constitutional amendments related to the fight against climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron makes a statement for the virtual Climate Ambition Summit 2020. Photo credit: AP / Yoan Valat Macron said this during a meeting of the Citizen’s Convention on Climate. The amendments are set to ...

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UN, nations, group react as U.S. leaves Paris Climate Agreement

Donald Trump

The day after polls closed in the U.S. presidential elections on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the United States has legally left the Paris Climate Agreement. President Donald Trump of the U.S. Indeed, whilst ballots are still being counted, climate change has been an issue of importance for people in the U.S., with a considerable number of registered voters indicating that climate ...

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22 schools in France closed due to coronavirus pandemic

Emmanuel Macron

Twenty-two schools and more than 100 classes in France have been  closed due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Emmanuel Macron, President of France The Minister of Education,  Jean-Michel Blanquer,  announced  this development on Friday, September 4, 2020 three days after the opening of schools across the country. “In mainland France, there are now 12 (schools) closed out of ...

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Macron to decide on climate moves after Green city hall wins

Emmanuel Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France is due to set out his response to 150 recommendations from a citizens’ convention on climate change. Emmanuel Macron, President of France The centrist president is expected to set out his first steps toward the “economic, green and social” recovery that he promised after the coronavirus epidemic. The event comes a day after France’s opposition ...

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France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 amid safety concerns

Emmanuel Macron

The French government on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Emmanuel Macron, President of France Report says the move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organisation (WHO) said ...

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Carbon neutrality: France sets 2040 date to phase out fossil-fuel-powered vehicles

Nicolas Hulot

France plans to end the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 in a bid to become a carbon-neutral nation, Energy Minister, Nicolas Hulot said. They will be replaced with electric cars. Presenting the country’s “Climate Plan” in Paris on Thursday, July 6, 2017, Hulot said France would offer tax incentives to replace diesel autos that are more than ...

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