The UK authorities on Monday imposed a traffic light zoning system for lockdown measures, with the north of England facing the most stringent tightening of rules and the city of Liverpool closing bars and pubs from Wednesday.

The neighbouring Alpes-Maritimes extended its own local restrictions for another seven days, with Prime Minister Jean Castex hinting at another national lockdown as a last resort if national case numbers continue rising.

However, the coronavirus situation in the Principality is best described as ‘stable.’

On Monday night, two new COVID cases were reported in Monaco, while four residents had fully recovered in the previous 24 hours. The number of residents with mild symptoms recovering at home has fallen to 19, and none of the three residents being treated at the Princess Grace Hospital is in intensive care.

PHOTO: A barmaid pulls a pint at the Grapes pub in Liverpool on Monday. Furious landlords say the central government’s closure order is the death knell for their businesses Reuters