Monaco’s Government announced at the weekend that working from home restrictions will be extended until March 5, two weeks after the end of the two-week school winter break.

“The Prince’s Government has decided to extend the obligation to implement remote working for all positions that allow it, in the private and public sectors. The objective is to maintain the limitation of the spread of the virus, by reducing flows of people in the Principality, as well as interactions in the professional sphere, while maintaining economic activity,” the announcement read.

The coronavirus infection rate in the neighbouring Alpes-Maritimes, from where many employees commute, continues at a high level. On Saturday, the incidence rate per 100,000 stood at 3,852, down from more than 4,000 one week earlier.

On Friday, January 28, a record number of patients were being treated for coronavirus symptoms at Princess Grace Hospital, 87. The number on Saturday was 86. According to hospital staff almost all of the patients are unvaccinated.