The palace in Cannes, which hosted annual film festivals, has turned into a place of temporary stay of people without a fixed residence.
The Cannes festival palace, in which film festivals were held annually in May, became a habitat for people with no fixed abode during quarantine, reports France 24.
In an interview with the TV channel, a spokeswoman for the city’s mayor’s office said that people can be with their pets indoors — several separate rooms are reserved for animals.
Everyone who enters the palace is measured temperature. Temporary inhabitants of the palace can take a shower, watch movies and play computer games. The City Hall also arranged beds and meals for the homeless. The channel reports that about 70 people come to spend the night in the festival palace.
On March 25, French Housing Minister Julien Denormandy announced that French hotels provided about 3,000 places for the homeless to quarantine in the country.
The 73rd Cannes Festival was scheduled for May 12–23, but the organizers moved it indefinitely due to the coronavirus epidemic.
January 30 World Health Organization announced an outbreak of coronavirus medical emergency of international concern. February 24, the organization did not exclude that the virus can cause a pandemic, And March 9 called her real.
By given American University of Johns Hopkins on March 26, the total number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the world exceeded 480 thousand, 21 571 people died, almost 115 thousand recovered
As of March 26, 25,604 cases of coronavirus were recorded in France, of which 1,333 people died.