Flavio Briatore Hospitalized With Covid, Cipriani Monaco Closes Temporarily

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Flavio Briatore Hospitalized With Covid, Cipriani Monaco Closes Temporarily

As Monaco confirmed six residents have tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, it was reported ex-Formula One Renault boss, Flavio Briatore, was hospitalized in Milan after contracting Covid-19.

According to the Italian magazine L'Espresso, the 70-year-old Monaco resident was admitted to San Raffaele hospital on Monday and is in “serious” condition but not in intensive care.

His night club Le Billionaire, in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, was closed in mid-August after several of its employees tested positive. And now his restaurant Cipriani in Monaco has closed after two staff tested positive.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon, the Italian eatery said: “The care, safety and wellbeing of our guests and team members at Cipriani is of paramount importance to us. With this in mind we implemented the strictest hygiene and safety protocol at the outset of the Covid-19 emergency, and also as prescribed by the local Monaco authorities.

“Unfortunately, one external and one internal member of staff have tested positive for coronavirus. Out of an abundance of caution and with the same care and safety of our guests and team in mind we have taken the decision to temporarily close Cipriani with immediate effect.”

This is the second restaurant in Larvotto to close in a week due to staff-related cases of Covid. Sass Café shut down Saturday night.

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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.