Four of Monaco’s food outlets were ordered to close for four days after being found in contravention of coronavirus regulations. According to Monaco’s official journal, they were La Bionda, Apero Pizza and the Haagen Dazs ice cream outlet in the Condamine plus the restaurant at Club 39 on ave. Princesse Grace.

Since the order came into effect on Friday, April 30, all four will be able to open their doors again on Tuesday, May 4.

The contraventions included staff not complying with mask-wearing and failing to check on the status of lunchtime clients. At present only Monaco residents, employees working in the Principality and hotel guests are permitted to lunch.

The evening rules are more strict, with only residents and hotel guests allowed to dine out, a restriction that has meant that many restaurants have suffered a shortage of clients.

IMAGE: Haagen Dazs sits conveniently next to Ubaldi on Port Hercule