So far 43 percent of Monegasques and residents have presented themselves to be tested for coronavirus, and the Government is urging more to come forward on Tuesday, June 2.

Of the 16,200 people tested, 2.7 percent were found to be positive, having antibodies for the disease and therefore protected. However, even with no symptoms, those who tested positive can still infect others and social distancing remains “imperative” the Government said on Monday.

From June 2, the main focus moves to employees in the Principality, involving a total of 50,000 people. The free tests will take place only at the Grimaldi Forum, from 07:30 until 18:00. Children under five, of Monegasques and residents, can be tested on Wednesday, June 3, from 13:30 until 18:00.

Meanwhile, residents who were not tested during the last two weeks can also present themselves for the free tests on Tuesday. The Government is keen to see more people tested.

A new case of coronavirus was reported on Saturday, May 30, bringing the total number to 99 since the start of the outbreak, although not all of those affected are resident in Monaco. One person is being treated in the Princess Grace Hospital and one other person is under medical supervision at home. Only one hospitalised person has died of coronavirus infection, a 72 year-old resident.

PHOTO: The pinprick blood test