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There have been over 35,000 Covid-related deaths in Italy, with the peak being back in March and April. The country decisively fought back with strict measures, but the summer months have brought tourists back, as well as young people gathering in night spots, which authorities believe have almost certainly caused the new rise in cases. As a result, the government shut down all nightclubs over a week ago and made masks mandatory between the hours of 6pm and 6am to try and stem the tide.
The Classic Monte-Carlo Rally and the Historic Monte-Carlo Rally have both been cancelled because of restrictions surrounding the Covid crisis.
Monegasque Formula One driver Charles Leclerc says he is suffering only mild symptoms after contracting Covid-19 and is in self-quarantine at his home in the Principality.
Nice airport’s traffic fell an astounding 68.4% in 2020. Though alarming, the slow year did allow authorities to rebuild and renovate, getting a jump on creating “the airport of tomorrow”.
The European Union is about to roll out its biggest stimulus package ever seen as focus turns from Covid testing and vaccination to economic recovery.