Weather
4 ° C
4°C
Breaking News

138 Covid cases 26 Jan, 62 hospitalised - 43 res, 2 in ICU, 365 home monitored, 7,370 recoveries, 46 deaths, 2,157 incidence rate, 70% vaccinated

Minister of State “doing well” after testing positive for Covid

Minister of State “doing well” after testing positive for Covid

By Cassandra Tanti - December 29, 2021

Monaco’s Minister of State Pierre Dartout and several members of his family have tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from vacation in the Alps.

The Prince’s government released a statement on Wednesday saying that the minister and affected members of his family are “currently in solitary confinement in accordance with the protocol in force in the Principality.”

The government added that “Mr Dartout and his family are doing well.”

The Minister of State is responsible for directing the work of the Monegasque government and is in charge of foreign relations.

Pierre Dartout was appointed to the position on 1st September 2020, in place of Serge Telle who also contracted Covid-19 in March 2020.

The government says his schedule will be adjusted so that he can work from home and his meetings in the new year will be reorganised accordingly.

All citizens, residents and workers of the Principality are encouraged to test for Covid at the end of the school holidays to break the chain of contamination. The government is offering all students a free self-test on their first day of school, while employers are invited to purchase subsidised tests for their workers.

The circulation of Covid has never been so high in Monaco, with the incidence rate edging towards 1,000 and new daily cases topping record highs.

 

 

Photo by Michael Alesi, Government Communication Department

 

 

shares
SHARE
Sign up to our newsletter
Previous articleMembers of Princely family pay tribute to Desmond Tutu
Next articleIt’s almost sales time

daily

January 25, 2022 | Business & Finance

2021 property report: market rebounds but still down

Stephanie Horsman

Monte-Carlo overtook Larvotto as the most expensive district to buy property last year, at €60,000 sqm. The annual property report also shows that 417 resale apartments fetched over €2 billion.

0
January 21, 2022 | Business & Finance

Marc Vassallo stepping in as new Secretary General

Stephanie Horsman

The position of Secretary General in the Prince’s government, left open by the retirement of Robert Colle, is being filled by the current Deputy Secretary General, Marc Vassallo.

0
January 20, 2022 | Business & Finance

National Council looks to a positive 2022

Luke Entwistle

During his annual address to the press, National Council President Stéphane Valeri was optimistic for 2022, saying "there are reasons to hope that we can get back to a quasi-normal life.”

0
January 20, 2022 | Business & Finance

Government reactivates financial support measures

Cassandra Tanti

Businesses that are suffering an economic loss under the fifth wave of the pandemic will once again receive assistance from the government.

0