No More Masks Outdoors In Monaco, Third Vaccine For Over 65s

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

No More Masks Outdoors In Monaco, Third Vaccine For Over 65s

With encouraging Covid figures in Monaco and neighboring France, from Tuesday, October 12, wearing a mask outdoors in the Principality is no longer necessary, for the most part. The exception will be when larger crowds are gathered in public.

Additionally, students taking phys ed and sports classes will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors.

Following the removal of masks for primary pupils in 68 departments in France, the government is reviewing the possibility for Monaco students.

Given the recent verdict from the European Medicines Agency, the government is providing a third vaccine dose for Monegasques and residents aged 65 and over, as well as for healthcare professionals vaccinated for more than six months. A letter has to be sent to those concerned should they wish to receive another injection.

Health facilities including care for the elderly are authorized to request a health pass for visitors to access certain services. This does not apply to patients having an appointment for a medical consultation or having to go to the emergency room.

For the week ending Sunday, October 10, 3,065 PCR and antigen tests were carried out on Monaco residents and non-residents with a 0.75% positivity rate. The incidence rate has gone up to 52.15 per 100,000 from 31.29 last week.

In France, where 75.5% of the population have had one dose while 73.2% are fully vaccinated, the average incidence rate is 43 with a positivity rate of 0.81%.

In the Alpes-Maritimes, the incidence rate is 64 with a positivity rate of 1% despite 83.17% of the population having had at least one shot.
 

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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.