Minister of state Pierre Dartout has announced that effective Monday, and until January 25, restaurants will be closed for dinner service.
Lunch service, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will continue and restaurants will be subject to random health controls.
Curfew will begin at 7 p.m. (instead of 8 p.m.) without exception from Monday. There will be no cultural events or Casino game rooms open in the evenings.
Monaco-Matin reported that this morning around 11:30 a.m., 119 cars were forced to turn around at Cap d’Ail as police controlled the border only allowing people with a “compelling reason” to enter the Principality.
The crackdown comes as Covid has been actively circulating in Monaco since December 15, with 124 cases (more than the total of the first period of confinement) reported from Tuesday to Friday, and the positivity rate has jumped from 3.50% to 7.44%.
Today being the second Saturday of Winter Sales (which don’t begin in France until January 20), as well the date for Gad Elmaleh’s show at the Grimaldi Forum, the government took measures to restrict traffic in the country.
Tomorrow is Monaco à Vélo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lower part of the F1 Grand Prix circuit (the same set-up as on September 20). Bd Albert 1re, JF Kennedy and Route de la Piscine will be completely closed to traffic and there will be activities along Quai Albert I (opposite Rue Princesse Caroline). For more on the day’s activities and road closures, click here.