The Department of Social Affairs and Health issued a statement on Thursday, January 30, concerning the coronavirus epidemic that was declared a global health emergency on the same day, saying that Monaco is being kept informed of developments due to its membership of the World Health Organisation.

The Department said that those who think they may be infected should not go to their doctor or the Hospital, but stay at home.and call the Firefighters of Monaco (18 or 112) who are in contact with a specialist doctor at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre who will determine the action to be taken.

The Monegasque authorities continue to monitor the situation closely, the statement said. For further information: Public Health Inspector Doctor: Doctor Eric Voiglio (98 98 48 50, on working days –, or on 06 78 63 85 68 (weekends and holidays).