Minister of State tests positive for coronavirus
Monaco’s Minister of State, Serge Telle, has tested positive for Covid-19 becoming the ninth confirmed case of coronavirus in the Principality.
The Government released a statement at 12:30 on Monday, March 16, revealing the results of the test. Mr Telle is said to be “not very symptomatic” and that his “state of health is not cause for concern”.
Serge Telle has been confined to his home while the CHPG provide medical follow-ups.
The government also added that the Minister of State is continuing to “pursue all professional activities from his home, avoiding all contact.”
An investigation to determine his movements over the past few days is underway. The investigation will also be focusing on the people who he may have been in contact with.
The Government press conference scheduled for 17:30 on Monday is going ahead as planned. Journalists have been told that all press conferences will now take place through video conferencing in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus.
PHOTO: Minister of State Serge Telle