'Greatest Crisis Since World War II," says Prince Albert

Prince Albert II of Monaco

Photo: G. Luci/Palais Princier

Prince Albert has responded to a letter addressed to him from the National Council of Monaco.

The open letter, signed unanimously and sent at noon, called for the government and the National Council to work in collaboration to overcome the unprecedented health crisis for Monegasques and residents, and for all the economic players in the country.

In a letter of reply, the Prince recalled that this health crisis calls for national unity, and institutions must continue to operate in compliance of the constitution, of which he is “guarantor” and removed from any controversy.

The Prince, who tested positive for the coronavirus last Thursday, reassured the council that his government is more than ever mobilized to manage one of the greatest crises that the Principality has had to face since the Second World War.

He confirmed in the coming days he will sign a Sovereign Ordinance for the creation of a joint Covid-19 monitoring committee, presided by the minister of state, which representatives of the assembly will be closely informed of all the decisions taken or to be taken by its government. And they will be able to put forward any proposals.

The number of people confirmed to be infected in Monaco doubled over 48 hours, from Friday, March 20, to Sunday, March 23—rising from 12 to 22 active cases.