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Lockdown in Paris: Day 17

Paris skyline

A sad Tuesday, with 499 deaths in the past 24-period, bringing the total to 3,523 in France. There are currently over 5,500 covid-19 victims in France on life support, as the French government scrambles to add more hospital beds to intensive care units. 

Swan Lake

If you’re looking for something beautiful to distract you from the 17th day confined to your home, the ballet company of the Opéra de Paris are broadcasting their full two-hour performance of Swan Lake online until April 5th.

Closest Open Post Office

As I mentioned the other day, over 1000 post offices have closed for the lockdown. If you’re not sure which post office is open near you, have a look at the list here.

When You Can’t Call the Police

Usually the emergency number 114 is for the deaf and hard of hearing. But starting April 1st for the duration the lockdown it will also be accessible to victims of domestic violence, so that they can send a text message to the police when it’s not possible to call.


Now that there are hardly any flights in or out of France, the Paris-Orly Airport will close at the end of today, with all remaining flights diverted to Roissy-CDG to the north east of Paris.  

And please, just stay inside. – Heather

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