Prince Albert announced today his decision to extend all Covid measures currently in place in the Principality until April 2.
This includes the 7 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew and lunch service for restaurants, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with access reserved only for Monaco residents, employees and students.
Remote working also continues to be mandatory, both in the private and public sectors, for another two weeks “to reduce the influx of people from outside the Principality while maintaining economic activity.”
In Monaco, 4,830 PCR and antigen tests were carried out on residents and non-residents over the week of March 8 to 14 with a 4.43% positivity rate (last week 4.48%).
While the incidence rate in Monaco dropped to 176.32 following school holidays, it is back up to 221.5 per 100,000 people over the last seven days (compared to 226.32 two weeks ago). The hospital has also witnessed a downward trend in numbers despite patient and ICU numbers remaining high: 48 patients including 14 in intensive care yesterday.
France nearly hit 40,000 cases yesterday, a first since October with a positivity rate now of 7.5%. Across the board, numbers are near the peak of the second wave and the country isn't even in confinement.