Sass Cafe, one of Monaco’s brightest night spots, closed on Saturday after five of its staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Sami, the owner, said: “Due to some workers having tested positive today, and in order to safeguard everybody, we have to take the unfortunate decision to close Sass Cafe with immediate effect. Please take great care of yourselves.”

He added that since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic it has been the strategy to “protect all our staff, friends, and people connected with us in any way that was possible.”

Sass Cafe had 250 reservations for Saturday night.