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What's on in Monaco 13-19 Aug 2020

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Aug 13th Newsletter

A wife should no more take her husband's name than he should hers. (1)

What's new

Concern about Covid-19 resurgence is growing and yesterday the Government made mask-wearing compulsory where large numbers of people gather, specifically Casino Square, Place du Palais and the streets of Monaco Ville, and the Fontvieille shopping centre. We're all urged to be vigilant and responsible, especially when we find ourselves in crowded areas where physical distancing isn't possible.

Efforts to boost tourism continue tho', with visitor numbers at the Oceanographic Museum continuing to increase since reopening. Most are French, but there are also Belgians, Swiss and Dutch.

The Herculis athletics meeting is going ahead tomorrow although Conseslus Kipruto, the 3000m hurdle world and olympic champion won't be attending. At the weekend he announced he'd tested positive.

As for football, the season is still due to start 23 August in spite of the 5000 spectator limit throughout France, and the 2500 limit imposed by the Mairie in Nice. AS Monaco is considering the idea of a "health passport" for players and refs etc, which could be extended to fans. If viable, supporters who've taken a coronavirus test with a negative result would be supplied with a secure QR code that could be scanned at the turnstile.

And finally, Larvotto Beach is open for swimming and sun-bathing. Security guards are checking people in and out in order to limit numbers to 2000, and you need a mask to enter. Enjoy!

What's in the diary ....

Thursday: Mada One picnic.
Friday: Italian pop-opera.
Saturday: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Sunday: Inception.

Stay safe and enjoy your weekend.

(1) This week's quote is by American orator, abolitionist and suffragist, Lucy Stone, born this day 1818.

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