The Monaco Government confirmed on Saturday morning that a third person in Monaco has contracted the coronavirus. After receiving treatment at Princess Grace Hospital, the patient – who has only slight symptoms – has returned home where he will continue to be treated.

The authorities are tracing those he has been in contact with in recent days. The original victim, a 27 year-old Monaco resident of UK origin, who was hospitalised two weeks ago, has fully recovered and returned home.

The second victim, also British, a man in his 70s, is in hospital in Nice.

Meanwhile, HSH Prince Albert has spoken of the need for vigilance, but without panic. In an interview published in local French-language daily Monaco Matin on Saturday, March 14, the day on which the Sovereign celebrates his 62nd birthday, the Prince said: “We must remain vigilant and attentive. Do not give in to panic, nor to psychosis. I invite the entire community of the Principality to support the government in this difficult period, the outcome of which, no doubt, will be positive. It is an unprecedented health crisis that is hitting our neighbouring countries and soon all the countries of the world, and I believe that the Principality, by its economic and social model, has demonstrated its strength and its effectiveness. this period of great uncertainty.”