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France records deadliest 24 hours as coronavirus death toll nears 9,000 The number of people who died from coronavirus infections in French hospitals and care homes increased by 10 percent in a day to a cumulative total of 8,911, Health Minister Olivier Véran told a news conference on Monday.
Covid-19: Women trapped between a deadly virus and a deadly partner France has deployed more resources to address domestic violence, which has worsened under the forced cohabitation of the coronavirus lockdown. UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged governments to put women's safety first as they respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus death toll in France nears 9,000 after 833 more fatalities recorded France reported 833 new coronavirus fatalities on Monday, including a record 605 more deaths in hospitals in the last 24 hours. The total death toll since the beginning of the epidemic now stands at 8,911. (Paywall free)
The unbearable wait for families with relatives in France’s coronavirus-hit care homes Coronavirus death rates are rising in France’s homes for the elderly and with it, the levels of stress among families who cannot visit their loved ones there. With two generations, her mother and grandmother, admitted to a care home, a French mother of two struggles to cope with anxiety, helplessness and Read More

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Prints of Provence, fabrics on a marketstall

Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes” colourful fabrics

in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians and outlawed in France, become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today just seem to shout “southern France”. They are decorated with cicadas, olives and flowers in colours that reflect the local…
Mimosa ladies in a group

Mimosa Matters fundraising: past, present and future

in Community by Karen Hockney
Five years ago, Mimosa Matters started life as a conversation over coffee among a group of female expats who had all been touched by cancer and were keen to make a difference to the community they live in. Today, this association has raised almost a quarter of a million euros through a variety of innovative and fun events,…