COVID-19 pandemic in Monaco

The COVID-19 pandemic in Monaco is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached Monaco on 29 February 2020. With a population of 38,300 (as of 31 December 2018), the infection rate as of 29 March is 1 case per 890 inhabitants.

COVID-19 pandemic in Monaco
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date29 February 2020
(2 months, 4 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases98[1]


On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[2][3]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[4][5] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[6][4]


February 2020Edit

On 29 February, Monaco announced its first case, a man who was admitted to at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre then transferred to Nice University Hospital in France.[7][8]

March 2020Edit

On 14 March, the Government ordered the closing of nurseries, gyms, parks, monuments and schools. Also the Saint Patrick's concert was suspended.[9]

On 16 March, Head of the Monegasque government Serge Telle becomes the first head of government tested positive for COVID-19.[10]

On 17 March, for first time in his reign, Albert II addressed the nation in a serious speech reporting on the strengthening of quarantine measures.[11] Two days later Albert became the first head of state to test positive for coronavirus.[12] He later denied suggestions that he had infected Charles, Prince of Wales at an event the two had attended in London on 10 March.[13]

The Monaco Grand Prix was cancelled on 19 March after organisers were unable to rearrange a date for the race beyond the scheduled 24 May, marking the first time the event had not been run since 1954.[14]

On 25 March, the Government announced that the number of people affected by the coronavirus had reached 31.[15]

April 2020Edit

May 2020Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "CORONAVIRUS:Pas de cas positif révélé à Monaco ce jeudi, six guérisons". 30 April 2020.
  2. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  6. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  7. ^ Gouvernement Monaco [@GvtMonaco] (28 February 2020). "[#Coronavirus] Les autorités sanitaires de la Principauté ont été informées qu'une personne prise en charge dans la matinée et conduite au Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace était positive au COVID 19.Son état de santé n'inspire pas d'inquiétude" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Bulant, Jeanne (29 February 2020). "Coronavirus: un premier cas de contamination détecté à Monaco et transféré au CHU de Nice". BFMTV (in French). Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Closure of Crèches and Schools in Monaco and Increasing Prudent Restrictions Due To Coronavirus". Hello Monaco. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  10. ^ Tawfeeq, Mohammed; Mendonça, Duarte (16 March 2020). "Monaco's state minister tests positive for coronavirus". CNN. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  11. ^ Cohen, Arnault (17 March 2020). "Face à "l'une des pires crises sanitaires", le prince Albert II annonce le renforcement des mesures de confinement en Principauté". Monaco Matin (in French). Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Monaco's Prince Albert II tests positive for coronavirus". NBC News. NBCUniversal. Associated Press. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  13. ^ Moniuszko, Sara (27 March 2020). "Prince Albert of Monaco denies passing the coronavirus to Prince Charles". USA Today. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  14. ^ Baldwin, Alan (19 March 2020). "Monaco GP cancelled as coronavirus hits more F1 races". Reuters. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  15. ^ "CORONAVIRUS: four new positive cases identified in Monaco" (Press release). Gouvernement Monaco. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2020.

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