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Blimey, it's turned cold. There's freezing air coming down from the Arctic and in maBoum Tower we've had to put the heating on again. Never mind, I went to the shops yesterday and have plenty of cake, wine and beer. But please, whoever's buying up the loo roll, leave a spare packet for me will you?

Today's roundup of headlines:

Gouvernement Princier
24 March: Covid19: 4 nouveaux cas positifs et la chloroquine sous surveillance
Four people in Monaco tested positive since Sunday evening, bringing the total to 27, 10 of whom have been hospitalised. Not all are residents of the Principality.

Le Gazette de Monaco
25 March: Coronavirus - sur tous les fronts
In a press conference yesterday, Didier Gamerdinger shared some information: 1) Tests are currently processed in Nice, Marseille and Paris. The Principality should soon be able to process them. 2) Chloroquine is being used at CHPG under strict medical supervision. Do not self-medicate. 3) Hydro-alcoholic gels are now being manufactured in Monaco. Masks have been ordered and should arrive soon. 4) Hospital visits have been suspended.
24 March: L'Institut audiovisuel - funambule et tempete au programme
Another Institut Audiovisuel de Monaco screening, this time the footage shows two events: tightrope walker Henrys, and Port Hercule submerged by a storm. You can subscribe to the service here: La lettre de l'Institut audiovisuel de Monaco.

Monaco Hebdo
25 March: Affaire Helene Pastor: le proces en appel repousse sine die
The appeal of those accused of the murder of Helen Pastor and her driver Mohamed Darwich has been postponed.

L'Observateur de Monaco
24 March: Covid-19 - le conseil national obtient un "comite mixte de suivi"
Following an open letter to Prince Albert requesting a joint coordinating group for Covid-19 (see News from Monaco 22 Mar 2020), the Conseil National is now involved in the committee chaired by the Minister of State.
24 March: Arrivee d'Italiens a Monaco? Le gouvernement minimise
Patrice Cellario, Conseiller-Ministre a l'Interieur, played down reports that a large number of wealthy Italians with secondary residences in Monaco made their way to the Principality just before the Italian lockdown.

Monaco Tribune
24 March: L'emblematique Palais des Festivals de Cannes accueille les sans-abri
Since the Cannes Film Festival 2020 has been postponed, the Palais des Festivals is being used to shelter the town's homeless during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nice Matin
25 March: Des salaries italiens de Monaco controles a Roquebrune-Cap-Martin - peur a la frontiere
Italian workers returning home after 10pm from Monaco yesterday were stopped by French police. During the current crisis there are still around 1000 making the journey from Italy daily, some 200 working at night in hotels, security and private homes. The workers were eventually allowed to go, but were warned that they must obtain a stamped and signed document from their employers, as is required in France.

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