Lunchtime News Tuesday 4th January 2022


French government wants to try and keep planned date for vaccine pass - The French government spokesperson Gabriel Attal has said that following the surprise suspension of the new law at the National Assembly on Monday from the opposition, the government is aiming for the schedule to remain "as close as possible to what was planned" for the implementation of the vaccine pass. Attal said  "We will do everything to keep as closely as possible to the schedule that was planned," The government had previously aimed for the pass to be implemented on January 15.

Screening campaign in Monaco - As announced last week, the princely government is launching a major screening campaign for covid as people return to work and school. 50,000 self-covid tests have been made available to companies in Principality in order to provide each employee with a free test. Company bosses are invited to make the request online through the service activated this Tuesday morning at the following address

Cases of covid in Monaco - 36 cases of covid were identified in Monaco on Monday 3rd January bringing the total number of residents affected since the beginning of the health crisis to 5,289. Thirty-eight people are in hospital and an additional six patients are in intensive care. 348 people are being followed by the Home Care Monitoring Centre.

45 cruise ship passengers test positive for covid - At least 45 cruise ship passengers have been quarantined in the port of Genoa after testing positive for Covid. Tests carried out on board the Grandiosa liner of the MSC company, which arrived Monday morning at 8 a.m. in Genoa from Marseille, revealed the positive cases. In accordance with protocol, the positive passengers and their relatives were immediately isolated in cabins with balconies and received medical treatment.

AS Monaco welcomes new coach - Philippe Clement has been confirmed as the new coach of AS Monaco. The former Belgian international will have his first coaching experience abroad. Renowned for instilling an offensive and intense style in his teams, Niko Kovac's successor has signed up for 3 seasons with the Principality's club.

Top baby names given in Draguignan - The top baby names for 2021 given in Draguignan in the Var have been revealed with Louis first choice for baby boys and Mia for girls.


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