Coronavirus Continues To Climb In Monaco, Assembly Seeks Monthly Bonus For Medical Staff

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There were 3 new cononavirus cases confirmed in Monaco on Sunday, March 29, bringing the total number to 46 .

While this is a high number for a population of 38,700, not all infected patients are residents. The country’s first Covid-19 fatality, a man in his eighties who died at Princess Grace Hospital Center from severe cardiac distress after being admitted on March 25, was a non-resident.

Earlier on Sunday, 10 Monaco police officers were recognized for their work during the current coronavirus epidemic in the Principality.

And, ahead of the first Covid-19 Joint Monitoring Committee meeting tomorrow, the National Council has asked that a bonus of €1,000 be paid to Monaco’s doctor and nursing staff every month until the end of the Covid-19 crisis. This would include not just workers at the Princess Grace Hospital Center, but also at IM2S, the Cardio-Thoracic Center and the Private Dialysis Center.

This is a response to a pledge by the minister of state, Serge Telle, who last week announced a €1000 bonus for all public servants in Monaco working during the difficult period.

The National Council has requested that any employee of the state “required to break confinement deserves this bonus,” including police officers and firemen, as well as all administrative staff at the four medical institution named above, also qualify for the one-off payment.