The curfew between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. will therefore remain applicable for four additional weeks.
The same applies to the rules relating to consumption in catering establishments at noon: their access is reserved for residents, employees and schoolchildren of the Principality, reservation is required, the number of guests is limited to 6 per table, service can only take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The compulsory use of teleworking in the private and public sectors remains in force. The aim is to reduce the influx of people from outside the Principality while maintaining economic activity.
While a massive screening of more than 5,000 tests per week is taking place, the figures show that the circulation of the virus is still active in the Principality.
Levels of Covid-19
Admittedly, the incidence rate is tending to fall, but it remains high, placing the Principality at the level recorded at the end of December 2020. Last week, it posted 276 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of 7 days. This downward trend is also observed in the level of hospitalizations, but here too, the number of patients treated at the CHPG remains high: this February 17, there were 51 patients.
The health situation therefore requires that we not lower our guard. More than half of the contaminations occur in the private sphere during convivial meetings. It is therefore necessary to exercise the greatest caution and limit these gatherings as much as possible. It is absolutely necessary to respect barrier gestures during moments of conviviality in the family setting: reinforce hand hygiene, ventilate the occupied room, make sure not to share cutlery or glasses. It is essential that everyone take precautions to protect themselves and to protect others.