The Prince’s Government has unveiled the results of the screening campaign in the Principality.
Assessment of the end of the year after-festivities: 4,946 Covid tests carried out in schools and 4,480 tests delivered to the public administration. In total, the Government had ordered 60,000 self-tests in order to allow each member of the population to ensure that he had not contracted the coronavirus during the end-of-year vacation.
Among the 4,946 self-tests carried out in schools, 97 of them tested positive for Covid (77 students and 20 members of staff). For the public administration, the number of public positive cases is not known, the principle of responsibility prevailing for people who test positive.
Remember that private employers can order a self-test for each employee and that residents can also be tested free of charge. Priority is given to people who are symptomatic or considered as “contact cases”. It is also possible to purchase self-tests from pharmacies in Monaco or in supermarkets until January 23, 2022.
Heavier measures in the coming days?
But these precautions will probably not be enough to stem the unprecedented wave of Covid that is sweeping down Monaco and France. The Minister of State, at the microphone of Monaco Info Monday, January 3, said the situation remains very worrying.
” We will have to reconcile our objective of protecting the population and our objective of maintaining the economic activity essential to the wealth of the Principality. (…) In the coming days, I will have proposals to make in this regard to the Sovereign“, Said Pierre Dartout, currently in solitary confinement for having contracted the Covid during his vacation.