A look back at Paris under lockdown
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Nearly a week after France began easing its Covid-19 lockdown, we're back online in the Sound Kitchen! This week, the answer to the quiz question looking back at Paris's ban on outdoor activity during confinement. There’s “On This Day”, great music, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the “Audio” arrow above and enjoy!
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This week’s quiz: On 11 April, I asked you a question about Paris' lockdown. Earlier that week, Paris authorities added something new to the list of banned activities, and I asked you to tell me what that was.
The answer is: Jogging, between the hours of 10 in the morning and 7 in the evening. To quote my colleague Mike Woods’ RFI English web article: “ ‘We’ve seen there are too many people in the streets’, said Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, underlining that the idea was not to ban exercise, but to cut down on the number of people in public at times when residents are also shopping and working.”
The winners are: RFI Listeners Club members Ralf Urbanczyk from Eisleben, Germany; Radhakrishna Pillai N from Kerala State, India; Alan Holder from Britain’s Isle of Wight, and Jayanta Chakrabarty from New Delhi, India. From Muzaffargarh, Pakistan, there’s Saira Abid Khokhar, who is a member of the Sungat Radio Listeners Club.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: “Quincy’s Home Again” by Quincy Jones, performed by the Harry Arnold Orchestra; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Prelude from Suite No 1 for cello, BWV 1007, by Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed for lute and performed by Hopkinson Smith, and “Being Alive” from Company, by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, sung by Raul Esparza.
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