Covid: Another restaurant closure, Briatore in hospital

The Cipriani restaurant has shuttered its doors after two staff members tested positive. Meanwhile its owner, Italian billionaire and ex- F1 team manager Flavio Briatore, has been admitted to hospital in Milan with coronavirus.

After the sudden closure of Sass Café on the weekend, Covid continues to take its toll on Monegasque businesses, this time on high-end Italian restaurant Cipriani after two staff members tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

“One external staff member and one internal staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. For the sake of prudence and with the same attention and the same security for our guests and our team, we have taken the decision to temporarily close Cipriani with immediate effect,” stated the company on its Facebook page.  

The restaurant has been thoroughly disinfected and pointed out that the decision to close was theirs, not a forced closure by the authorities.  

Meanwhile, the owner of the restaurant, outspoken Covid critic Flavio Briatore, has been hospitalised in Milan with the virus. The 70-year-old is reportedly in a “good and stable” condition at San Raffaele Hospital. News of his hospitalisation came out at the same time as word that about 60 of the employees at his Sardinian nightclub, Billionaire, had also tested positive.

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