Coronavirus and Nice Carnival - Speaking to French media this morning the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, has said that he was ready to "take the necessary measures" regarding the Nice carnival should the government “deem the risk linked to the coronavirus too great” adding “if necessary measures would be taken immediately, because public health comes first. "
Events in the north of Italy were cancelled on Monday due to the extent of the spread of the coronavirus in the region. Since Friday, cases have increased from 6 to 229, making Italy the most affected country in Europe and the third in the world after South Korea and China.
At present on the Côte d'Azur, no cases have yet been detected. The two patients hospitalized on Monday in Monaco were confirmed to not be affected by the coronavirus this morning.
The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes indicated on Monday morning that it has not planned, at this stage, to cancel the Nice Carnival or the Lemon Festival in Menton.