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9 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monaco on Friday, bringing the total to 42, including 1 who is now cured

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March 28, 2020 | Local News

Home confinement extended by two weeks

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has ordered the extension of lockdown measures until 15th April, in line with a decision taken in neighbouring France....

March 26, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Psychologists to join call centre

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The government has added psychologists to the team at Monaco’s Covid-19 call centre as a growing number of people seek advice on how to cope with isolation and fear.  ...

March 18, 2020 | Local News

Priority hour for the elderly

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco food stores are now dedicating one hour per day to serving only elderly shoppers....

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March 27, 2020 | Local News

Video sermons in English

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

St. Paul’s Anglican Church has started making online videos of their weekly sermons in English, so parishioners don’t have to miss out during the lockdown....

March 26, 2020 | Local News

Council asks for markets to remain open

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The National Council says it wants to keep the Condamine and Monte-Carlo markets open, despite the closure of all food markets this week across France....

March 26, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Psychologists to join call centre

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The government has added psychologists to the team at Monaco’s Covid-19 call centre as a growing number of people seek advice on how to cope with isolation and fear.  ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The National Council is calling on the Prince’s government to create a makeshift hospital in preparation for a surge in coronavirus cases in the Principality....

March 25, 2020 | Local News

Call for blood donations

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Despite the current Covid-19 crisis, the need for blood continues for patients at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre (CHPG)....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Chloroquine is being used “under very close medical supervision” in Monaco, the government has revealed. Meanwhile, pharmacies are banned from selling the drug amid concern over self-medication....

March 24, 2020 | Local News

Council and government join forces

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert has established a monitoring committee to manage the Covid-19 crisis in Monaco after a call by the National Council for a collaborative approach....

March 24, 2020 | Local News

Will Monaco endorse chloroquine?

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The anti-malarial drug chloroquine can be administered in France to patients suffering from the severest forms of the coronavirus. The Prince’s Government has not indicated where it stands on the co...

March 23, 2020 | Local News

Riviera trials Covid-19 drug

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Nice University Hospital (CHU Nice) is taking part in a Europe-wide trial to test the effectiveness of chloroquine in treating Covid-19....

March 23, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Large-scale disinfection efforts against Covid-19

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Principality has now embarked on a major sanitization programme, disinfecting sidewalks, train station platforms, public elevators and escalators....

March 22, 2020 | Local News

Prince sanctions curfew on Monaco

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

A curfew of 10pm is now being enforced in Monaco, and those caught breaking the rules will be hit with a 200€ fine....

March 21, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Parks, beaches now out of bounds

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The government has banned people from accessing coastal areas, public parks and gardens throughout Monaco as it ramps up lockdown measures. The order was made on Saturday 20th March and took effect im...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Princess Grace Hospital has detailed exactly how it has been preparing for the Covid-19 epidemic, including adding staff and activating a crisis unit....

March 19, 2020 | Local News

Prince tests positive for new coronavirus

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Palace has revealed that Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus but says that his health “raises no concern”....

March 19, 2020 | Local News

New police unit presented at the palace

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert has congratulated the new Living Environment Preservation Unit (UPCV) at a special presentation at the Place du Palais....

March 18, 2020 | Local News

Priority hour for the elderly

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco food stores are now dedicating one hour per day to serving only elderly shoppers....

March 18, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Fresh fruit and vegetable markets remain open

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The council is offering a free delivery service for fresh produce purchased from the Condamine and Monte-Carlo markets....

March 17, 2020 | Local News

Monaco steps up lockdown

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has announced that the Principality has entered "a phase of virus lockdown" with the introduction of new containment measures starting at midnight, lasting "until further notice"....

March 17, 2020 | Local News

Senior care during lockdown

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Seniors are more likely to feel the effects of social isolation during this confinement period. Small things can be done to help ease their fear and worry. Meanwhile, the council has extended its hom...

March 17, 2020 | Local News

Land extension on schedule

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Despite setbacks due to extraordinarily bad weather conditions the past few months, the Portier Cove Mareterra land extension project is hitting a milestone....

March 16, 2020 | Local News

French residents ordered to stay at home

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday night a 15-day lockdown prohibiting residents from leaving their homes unless absolutely necessary....

March 16, 2020 | Local News

Serge Telle tests positive for Covid-19

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco’s Minister of State Serge Telle has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the Principality's 9th confirmed case of the novel coronavirus....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco health authorities have issued a warning about the use of ibuprofen, cortisone and other anti-inflammatory drugs in confirmed and possible cases of Covid-19....

March 16, 2020 | Local News

Nice airport closes Terminal 1

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is closing Terminal 1 in response to a downturn in activity due to the Covid-19 epidemic, switching all of its operations to Terminal 2....

March 14, 2020 | Local News

Monaco orders shutdown

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Monaco Government ordered the closure of all bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses from midnight Saturday, 14th March, until further notice....

March 13, 2020 | Local News

Schools to close indefinitely

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Prince’s Government has announced that all schools and crèches will be closed as of Monday 16th March until further notice....

March 13, 2020 | Local News

Panic buying grips Monaco

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Authorities have been forced to reassure residents that there is no supply problem amid panic buying in the Principality....

March 12, 2020 | Local News

Council calls for “united front”

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The National Council is asking the government to introduce additional measures to protect the Principality and its economy amid the Covid-19 epidemic....

March 12, 2020 | Local News

What is Stage 3?

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

France has entered Stage 3 of the Covid-19 epidemic and Monaco is likely to follow suit. But what exactly does this level of response mean?...

March 12, 2020 | Local News

428 children’s lives saved

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Monaco Humanitarian Collective released their 2019 report with some sunny news, particularly important in these dark times....

March 12, 2020 | Local News

Uber drivers given a warning

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

As more Uber-type drivers flaunt the law, Monaco has reacted with measures to protect the legitimate taxis of the Principality....

March 11, 2020 | Local News

Monaco welcomes seven new ambassadors

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

In the past weeks, Monaco has had the pleasure of welcoming seven new ambassadors and the appointment of a new general delegate of Quebec....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Italy has ordered the lockdown of the entire Lombardy region and some other provinces, isolating around 16 million people. Meanwhile, Monaco has still registered only one positive case of coronavirus ...

March 7, 2020 | Local News

New hotline set up for Covid-19

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert has visited Monaco’s new coronavirus information centre, which is keeping the public informed and allowing questions to be answered by health professionals....

March 2, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Coronavirus latest and how will it end?

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

There are now seven positive cases of the coronavirus in the region. Amid a call for calm, we take a look at the latest controls by Monaco’s government and how the outbreak is likely to end....

February 29, 2020 | Local News

Monaco man tests positive for coronavirus

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco’s first case of Covid-19 has been confirmed. A man, believed to be in his 20s, is now being treated in Nice as authorities try to identify who the patient has been in contact with in recent d...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

This week, officials in both Nice and Menton made decisions to cancel beloved annual festivities in the name of public health....

February 27, 2020 | Local News

Latest measures to prevent COVID-19 spread

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Students and workers who have passed through coronavirus hotspots are being asked to self-quarantine by the Monaco government, but it says schools will reopen next week and events will also go ahead a...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s Frédéric Labarrère has presented his credentials to two offices of the United Nations....

February 25, 2020 | Local News

Coronavirus latest

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

While tests have cleared two suspected cases of coronavirus in Monaco, Nice has set up a dedicated unit as the ‘first line’ of treatment in the region. Meanwhile, as Italy’s economy takes a batt...

February 24, 2020 | Local News

Two suspected coronavirus cases in Monaco

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Tests will confirm today whether two people reportedly admitted to the Princess Grace Hospital on Monday are infected with the potentially deadly coronavirus....

February 24, 2020 | Local News

Two week free bus trial

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The National Council has been toying with the idea of free local bus service for months and has finally settled on a two week trial period in September to see how it would work....

February 21, 2020 | Local News

Fighting homelessness at the grassroots level

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco has highlighted the importance of sport in tackling homelessness and building a sense of belonging at a recent United Nations meeting....

February 20, 2020 | Local News

Monaco Red Cross joins call for donations

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Monaco Red Cross has responded to an international call for donations, contributing €70,000. But it is hoping to raise much more. ...

February 20, 2020 | Local News

Hottest winter in over two decades

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Alpes-Maritimes has recorded it warmest winter season since 1958, according to the experts....

February 19, 2020 | Local News

Monaco Delegation visits Mali

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

A delegation from Monaco has visited the African nation of Mali where health, education and civil protection topped the agenda....

February 18, 2020 | Local News

Hundreds join in Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The 9th edition of the Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk has been a huge success, with close to 200 participants dressing in pink and supporting a very important cause....

January 27, 2020 | Local News

Council honours new police cadets

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The National Assembly has welcomed the latest graduates to the Principality’s Police Force....

January 23, 2020 | Local News

New video shows the makings of land extension

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

An incredible 12-month time lapse video showing the creation of Monaco’s mammoth land extension project has just been released....

January 16, 2020 | Local News

There’s a new bailiff in town

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week....

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