Two members of the staff at chic Monaco venue Cipriani have tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the restaurant to close on Tuesday.

Cipriani’s closure follows that of Sass Cafe on Saturday. In both cases the management cited the importance of protecting the health of clients and staff.

It was also reported on Tuesday that Cipriani’s owner, Flavio Briatore, has been admitted to hospital in Milan in serious condition suffering from coronavirus (see related story).