Weather
25 ° C
25°C
17°C
Sunny
Breaking News

0 Covid cases 20 June, 3 hospitalised, 1 in ICU, 34 home monitored, 2,478 recoveries, 33 deaths, 44 incidence rate, 57% eligible population vaccinated

Mandatory masks in tourist hotspots

Mandatory masks in tourist hotspots

By Cassandra Tanti - August 11, 2020

The Monaco government has announced that masks will be mandatory in popular outdoor hotspots from Wednesday, including Casino Square and the Palace Square.

During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon with Minister of State Serge Telle, Minister of the Interior Patrice Cellario, and Director of Labor Pascale Pallanca, the government revealed its latest action amid rising Covid numbers in the Principality.

Just days after Prince Albert revealed that he was strongly considering the compulsory wearing of masks in public areas, the Minister of State confirmed the mandate.

“General deconfinement in Europe and the busy summer season have created new cases of coronavirus,” said Serge Telle. “We must be very vigilant and responsible”.

Monaco has registered 133 positive cases of Covid-19 since testing began, including 113 who have fully recovered. The last positive cases in Monaco were, for the most part, people who were infected outside of the Principality. To date, only one resident has died from coronavirus.

The latest mandate follows the government’s recent decision to make masks compulsory in queues and at large venues such as Stade Louis II for the upcoming Herculis EBS athletics meet on 14th August.

As of Wednesday 12th August, people will be required to wear masks in the Place du Palais, the streets of Monaco-Ville, the Place du Casino and the area surrounding the Fontvieille shopping centre.

 

Photo of Casino Square by Monaco Life, all rights reserved

 

 

shares
SHARE
Previous articleCouncil accepting scholarships applications
Next articleThursday fun continues on The Rock

daily

Cassandra Tanti

The Irish men’s team will go to the Tokyo Olympic Games after defeating France in the Rugby 7s qualifiers in Monaco, as well as the French and Russian women’s teams.

0
June 21, 2021 | Business & Finance

Roca team still in quarter finals despite loss

Stephanie Horsman

AS Monaco Basketball have taken a fall to Asvel Strasbourg, putting them in fourth place for the Jeep Elite season, but still giving them the golden ticket to the quarterfinals.

0
June 20, 2021 | Business & Finance

Verstappen wins French GP, Leclerc comes 16th

Cassandra Tanti

Despite one extra pit-stop over Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has taken out the French GP, extending his championship lead.

0
June 18, 2021 | Business & Finance

July reopening of nightclubs in France

Stephanie Horsman

France has said that night clubs will be able to reopen in July, leaving club owners delighted but also concerned about what kind of rules will need to be implemented.

0