Cote d'Azur Added To Germany Quarantine List, Nudists In France Must Wear Masks

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Cote d'Azur Added To Germany Quarantine List, Nudists In France Must Wear Masks

Photo: Facebook Cap d'Agde 

Last night, Germany classified Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur and Paris/Île-de-France as “risk areas,” where they see an “increased risk of infection” of the virus. Monaco was not added to the list.

Warning of essential travel only, a statement from the government’s Robert Koch Institute reported that Covid cases in France, especially in these regions, surged over the weekend, numbering in total almost 5,000.

The disease control and research agency confirmed that anyone entering Germany who at any point within 14 days prior to arrival has been in a “risk area”—where there have been more than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days—will be subject to a mandatory coronavirus test and could face self-quarantine.

Meanwhile, 60 kilometers southwest of Montpellier, French regional health authorities pointed to a “very worrying” Covid outbreak at a naturist resort with some 100 vacationers testing positive so far over the last week—with a 30% infection rate or four times higher than other people in the area.

Pierre Ricordeau, the Agence Régionale de Santé general director, commented, “There are infections everywhere, including among people who are not libertines. The message is the same for everyone: Wear a mask, wash your hands and practice social distancing, whether you are a libertine or not a libertine.”

 The Cap d'Agde resort, one of France's oldest and biggest naturist resorts, attracts tens of thousands of daily visitors every summer.

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.