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German warship heads for South China Sea amid tension with Beijing
Aug 2, 2021, 10:56 PM

German warship heads for South China Sea amid tension with Beijing

By Sabine Siebold BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany on Monday sent a warship to the South China Sea for the first time in almost two decades, joining other Western nations in expanding its military presence in the region amid growing alarm over China’s territorial ambitions. China claims swathes of the South China Sea and has established […]

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Many tests; encouraging incidence rate in Monaco
Aug 2, 2021, 10:27 PM

Many tests; encouraging incidence rate in Monaco

While the benchmark coronavirus infection rate in the neighbouring Alpes-Maritimes has rocketed to 742, with no sign of slowing, the figure per 100,000 inhabitants in Monaco stood at 276.4 on Sunday, August 1, up only slightly from a week previously, when it was 268.58. Monaco’s rate is particularly encouraging because a large number of tests […]

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Six new cases, 14 recoveries
Aug 2, 2021, 10:24 PM

Six new cases, 14 recoveries

Six Monaco residents tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, August 2, while 14 were declared fully-recovered. The number off coronavirus patients in Princess Grace Hospital now stands at 13, including eight residents, now of whom is in intensive care. Out of the total, two non-residents are also in intensive care. The figure for residents with […]

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IKEA’s opening pushed back to next spring
Aug 2, 2021, 7:57 PM

IKEA’s opening pushed back to next spring

Already delayed by the first lockdown, the completion of the huge IKEA store on the Var Plain on the edge of Nice has fallen behind its new schedule. The superstore will miss Christmas and open its doors in the spring of 2022, according to the company. The Nice store has been troubled from the very […]

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Coronavirus case rates rocket, but few deaths
Aug 2, 2021, 7:51 PM

Coronavirus case rates rocket, but few deaths

The benchmark coronavirus infection rate in the Alpes-Maritimes stood at 742 on the first day of August, and at over 1,000 in Cannes, according to Public Health France. Both figures are a record. The reason for the very high rates is a combination of young people skewing the figures – among 20-29 year-olds the benchmark […]

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What a race – 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix sees absolute carnage
Aug 1, 2021, 11:39 PM

What a race – 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix sees absolute carnage

The 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix was not one to be missed, as madness unfolded on the Hungaroring right from the beginning of the race on Sunday, August 1. Nobody could have anticipated what would follow just moments after the lights went out in Hungary. The race got off to a wet and wild start, as […]

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Two restaurants closed for breaking coronavirus regs
Aug 1, 2021, 10:24 PM

Two restaurants closed for breaking coronavirus regs

Two of Monaco’s restaurants were closed by administrative order last week – each for four days – for breaking the coronavirus regulations. However, by the time the closure notices were published in the official gazette on July 30, both Avenue 31 and the Ship and Castle had reopened for business. In the case of Avenue […]

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Only two new coronavirus cases on Sunday
Aug 1, 2021, 10:09 PM

Only two new coronavirus cases on Sunday

On Friday, July 30, 20 Monaco residents tested positive for coronavirus, plus 16 on Saturday, while on Sunday the number of new infections fell to two, giving a total over the three days of 38. As of Sunday evening, a total of 13 patients were being treated for coronavirus at Princess Grace Hospital. Two non-residents […]

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This Week in Monaco – August 2 to 8
Aug 1, 2021, 9:28 PM

This Week in Monaco – August 2 to 8

Tuesday 3 ‘Stallone’ at the Fort Antoine Theatre The CENTQUATRE-PARIS production company present an intriguing play in the Fort Antoine Theatre on Tuesday, August 3. The play follows Lise, a 25 year-old medical secretary, whose life changed forever after watching ‘Rocky 3’. The film is said to have such a profound impact on Lise that […]

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France has dropped negative test requirement
Aug 1, 2021, 8:16 PM

France has dropped negative test requirement

Travellers from the UK to France no longer need to present a recent coronavirus test result, provided that they are fully-vaccinated against coronavirus. However, a completed ‘sworn statement’ – déclaration sur l’honneur – is needed, a form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with coronavirus and have not been in contact with confirmed […]

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