The coronavirus screening campaign led by the Prince’s Government ended on Saturday, June 13. In total, almost 35,000 people received a test in the Principality. The people tested – residents and employees – expressed their satisfaction with this possibility of knowing their status quickly and free of charge, the Government said on Monday.
Of the 35,000 people screened, there were 983 positive tests indicating antibodies, or 2.8 percent. Only one case of coronavirus in progress was identified and the person was placed under medical supervision.
In more detail, it should be noted that 259 children under the age of five were tested at the Grimaldi Forum site and the crèches, 2,377 schoolchildren and 5,838 people over 65.
Didier Gamerdinger, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, told a press conference at the Ministry of State that follow-up sessions will be held for those who missed their original appointments. They will be on a voluntary basis and free of charge, for both residents and employees of the Principality, without alphabetical order.
These sessions will take place every Tuesday, for four weeks (Tuesdays June 23 and 30, July 7 and 14), at Espace Léo Ferré from 08:30 to 18:00.
Didier Gamerdinger said that the Principality is following the health situation and is not lowering its guard in the face of a possible rebound of the epidemic.
Since the beginning of the outbreak 99 people have been treated for coronavirus in Monaco, many from the surrounding French communities. One resident has died.