This evening, Prince Albert announced that the 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew will stay in effect until January 15. Restaurants will also continue to serve until 9:30 p.m during this period.
For December 24 and 25, curfew will begin at 11:30 p.m. On December 31, curfew still starts at 8 p.m. but restaurants can stay open until 10:30 p.m. Only non-residents who have a hotel reservation in the Principality will be allowed to enter the country.
On both December 24 and 31, public gatherings are forbidden.
And from Saturday, December 19, sporting activities can resume under strict health protocol.
The prince also said that a national vaccination plan has been laid out by his government and will take effect as soon as the vaccine has been approved, although he added, “It will take several months for life to return to normal.”
Tomorrow, minister of state Pierre Dartout will provide further details on the aforementioned points. The prince reminded residents that this is not the time to let their guard down in the fight against the virus.
The Sovereign’s speech comes as 15 cases were confirmed today in Monaco. In France, the number reached 18,254 but the postivity rate was 6.1% versus 11% two weeks ago.