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|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Monaco|
Map of regions with confirmed (red) or suspected (blue) coronavirus cases (as of 4 March)
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||29 February 2020 |
(1 month and 5 days)
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Monaco on 29 February 2020. With population of 38,300 ( as of 31 December 2018 ), in 29 March infection rate is 1 case per 890 inhabitants.
On 14 March, the Government ordered the closing of nurseries, gyms, parks, monuments and schools. Also the Saint Patrick's concert was suspended.
On 17 March, for first time in his reign, Albert II addressed the nation in a serious speech reporting on the strengthening of quarantine measures. Two days later Albert became the first head of state to test positive for coronavirus. He later denied suggestions that he had infected Charles, Prince of Wales at an event the two had attended in London on 10 March.
The Monaco Grand Prix was cancelled on 19 March after organisers were unable to rearrange a date for the race beyond the scheduled 24 May, marking the first time the event had not been run in sixty-six years.
On 25 March the Government announced that the number of people affected by the coronavirus had reached 31.