Monaco Keen 'To Avoid Confinement At All Costs,' Curfew Continues

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Monaco Keen 'To Avoid Confinement At All Costs,' Curfew Continues

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As the number of daily Covid cases in Monaco have peaked this week (18 people alone on Thursday), rumors have been rampant about the country entering a “light” or full confinement in the coming days.

The government has just released a statement to reassure the public that a confinement is, for the moment, not in the cards. This follows meetings with the National Council and other important leaders in the Principality, who stand united in maintaining the set of measures currently in place to face both the health challenges and allow for the economy to continue.

It was agreed that a curfew is the “most appropriate measure to preserve this balance” and that the government is keen “to avoid confinement at all costs.”

As such, everyone needs to respect protocol to the letter, including maintaining social distancing, even in a private capacity.

It is now mandatory to wear a mask at all time in all public spaces in Monaco (this came into effect on Sunday) and Public Security will now carry out more systematic controls to enforce this and if necessary, fines offenders.

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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.