Breaking News

The number of people officially infected with Covid-19 has risen to 84 in Monaco: 5 cured, 11 hospitalised, 3 in ICU

Panic buying grips Monaco

Panic buying grips Monaco

By Cassandra Tanti - March 13, 2020

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

Scenes of empty supermarket shelves and hour-long queues at checkouts have been witnessed on Friday after the Monaco government stepped up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak by closing schools.

Corinne Bertani, National Council representative at the Trade Observatory, released a statement at around midday, saying:

“Following the announcement of some measures to stop the spread of #coronavirus, many Monegasques and residents are questioning supermarket supply. In the face of this concern, which has been manifested by irrational over-consumption phenomena in recent days, I have taken the care to contact all the leaders of the main supermarkets, including Carrefour, Super U, Casino and Intérmarche.
There is no and there will be no supply problem. The respective directions have all sent me the same message: You can reassure the inhabitants of the Principality. There’s no problem.”

It seems online shopping is also effected, with normal delivery times blown-out by up to a week.

People can call Monaco’s Covid-19 hotline if they have questions: 92 05 55 00 or email covid19@gouv.mc.

People suffering symptoms can call 18 or 112.

shares
SHARE
Previous articleRolex Monte-Carlo Masters cancelled
Next articleSchools to close indefinitely

daily

Cassandra Tanti

The National Council and government have come together for the 3rd Joint Monitoring Meeting on Covid-19.

0
Stephanie Horsman

As lockdown continues, the fire brigade of Monaco is taking additional steps to ensure the rules of confinement are respected, notably by integrating a drone as part of its public safety repertoire.

0
April 9, 2020 | Local News

National Council elections

Stephanie Horsman

The Assembly has unanimously re-elected Stéphane Valeri as President of the National Council, with Brigitte Boccone-Pagès remaining as Vice-President.

0
April 7, 2020 | Local News

Bikini maker and drone company step up

Stephanie Horsman

Two Monaco-based companies are doing their bit to help during the Covid-19 pandemic.

0