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Social media users like a pithy quote and La Gachette has given us a long list of them to share today. The site's intern was tasked with asking the great thinkers of the world, "Why would you want to leave your home when you know the risk that it poses to yourself and others?" A couple of favourites are Caesar's "veni, vidi, mani" (je suis venu, j'ai vu, je suis restu / I came, I saw, I stayed in) and Descartes's "je reste, donc je suis" (I stay in, therefore I am).

Back to the bad news, and over the weekend the Government reported another 13 people have tested positive for the virus, taking the current total to 73. Three of these have recovered, 15 are in hospital, four of them in intensive care. A further 106 people have developed symptoms but are being monitored at home.

In other headlines, an interview with Christophe Hirsinger, director of Bouygues Travaux Publics Monaco, explains the measures in place to protect the 100 workers currently constructing the future Mareterra district. He hopes to double the workforce on the land reclamation site soon.

On the other side of town in Fontvieille, Carrefour says it's done everything it can in terms of security measures to ensure the store stays open. Unfortunately staff at the store remain anxious about their salaries and employment rights.

Lots of thanks and appreciation goes out to teachers at the Lycee Technique et Hotelier de Monaco. They are working hard every day, preparing 150 lunches and 75 dinners for the vulnerable and elderly of the Principality.

And finally, here's a Eurovision 2020 song to get you up and dancing: Iceland's Dadi Freyr and Think About Things.

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