AGENCIES, Cannes: The prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which was supposed to be held from May 12-23, might have cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. But then festival authorities have now opened the doors of the French Riviera to help those who need it direly.
The festival welcomed the homeless people of the town as the country goes into the lockdown and these people have no place to stay. An official from the Cannes Town Halls told a news portal that they will be letting 50-70 people stay there every night. Meanwhile, in France more than 1,000 people have died due to the deadly coronavirus.
The venue has an eating area, shower block and a communal space with television and games. Camp beds are set up in three long line besides four kennels to keep any dogs that the destitute might bring along, reports NewsBytes.
The festival has been postponed to at least June. There were deliberations that the festival might not get postponed but the official confirmation came a week back when it was not possible to hold the event which attracts about 40,000 people in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
A week ago, French President Emmanuel Macron told 67 million people to stay at home and protect themselves from the coronavirus pandemic, and slow its spread.