Punaise de lit metro 7… pic.twitter.com/AOod5aJ8JX
— agent de ben hamouda (@warrkunn) October 6, 2023
I thought this was a really racist headline, then realized they actually are talking about literal insects.
France has been forced to shut seven schools over growing concerns over an infestation of bedbugs, the education minister has said.
“Bedbugs were detected at various levels in … I believe 17 institutions, and currently as I speak to you, seven institutions are closed for this reason,” Gabriel Attal told France 5 television.
The French government has held a series of meetings this week to examine surging numbers of reported bedbug cases at a time when France is hosting the Rugby World Cup and preparing to host the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Earlier Friday, the education ministry said in statement to Agence France-Presse that five schools with a total of 1,500 students had been closed.
Earlier this week, authorities announced two schools – one in Marseille and the other in Villefranche-sur-Saone outside Lyon in south-eastern France – had been shut down for cleaning.
A tenth of all French households are believed to have had a bedbug problem over the past few years, usually requiring a pest control operation costing several hundred euros which often needs to be repeated.
— milka dog 🖤 (@laZairoise01) October 1, 2023
@RER_A @RATPgroup vous attendez quoi pour traiter le problème ? Au vu du prix du pass navigo il faudrait agir et d’agir très vite . Respecter les usagers!!!!!! #RATP #punaisedelit pic.twitter.com/9hb6OKefjT
— AntiBlata 2 (@AntiRavet) October 5, 2023