Monaco’s elected body issued a press statement on Friday calling on the Monaco authorities to start using hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients, following the the French government’s approval of its use.

“We ask the government of Monaco to immediately apply the same measure in the Principality of Monaco. In the context of this serious health crisis, everything must be done today to save lives.

As we wrote yesterday, “administrative safeguards must adapt to the emergency situation.”

However, it is our understanding at Monaco Daily News that the Princess Grace Hospital has already started using the drug, which can also have serious side effects.