EasyJet grounds commercial fleet
As the health situation keeps evolving across the world, the civil aviation is particularly affected by the quarantine measures taken in the different countries. Several airports - including Nice - are partly closed while Paris Orly Airport will close tomorrow. Airlines are not spared and EasyJet announced this morning the grounding of its 344 planes until further notice. The low-cost airline keeps operating rescue flights in order to repatriate people aboard. The last of these rescue flights were operated on Sunday 29th March. Since the start of the crisis, 650 rescue flights have been operated and 45,000 customers could return home.
Monthly premium for nursing staff?
In a press release which has just been published, the National Council approves the government's decision to grant an exceptional bonus of 1,000 euros for all civil servants and agents of the State and the Municipality who work at their posts. For the National Councilors, any public staff who is required to break the confinement deserves this bonus, which must obviously be extended to police agents and those of the corps of firefighters. The National Council requests that it also be allocated to the administrative staff of the Principality's health centre (CHPG, IM2S, Centre Cardio-Thoracique, Centre Privé d'Hémodialyse).
For the nursing staff, who works at the CHPG at the heart of the fight against COVID-19, the National Council wants to go further and wants this bonus of 1,000 euros to be paid every month, until the end of the crisis. By extension, this premium must be paid to the nursing staff of the three other mobilized establishments.
The National Council also asks all the concession companies of public service which are mobilized within the framework of this crisis, to attribute a similar gratuity to the personnel who expose themselves and who also participate actively in maintaining the well-being of the population.
A special ZOU bus service during the pandemic between Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Monaco and Menton
Since this morning, the ZOU bus service has set up a line between the port of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Monaco, Menton and vice versa. Operational from Monday to Sunday, every half hour from 6am to 7:30pm in the direction of Menton-Beaulieu and from 6:30am to 7:30pm in the direction of Beaulieu-Menton.
In the direction of Beaulieu-Monaco, this bus will serve the stops of line 100 in the Principality: Cemetery; Place d'Armes (Serravalle); Princesse Antoinette (station); Tourisme Monte-Carlo ; Carré Moulins à vent ; Saint Roman and in the Monaco-Beaulieu direction, the stops served are: Saint Roman; Place des Moulins; Monte-Carlo casino; Place Sainte Dévote; Place d'Armes.
Regional public transport free of charge for nursing staff
Nursing staff can travel freely on all regional public transport for the duration of quarantine. This measure applies on presentation of a professional card or certificate from the employer said the president of the PACA region. If necessary, subscriptions will be reimbursed.
The 100 bus line has been suspended
As part of measures related to the coronavirus crisis, bus lines 100 and 100X are suspended until further notice. On the other hand, the line 112 which provides the Nice-Monaco link by Eze still works as well as the 110 Nice Airport-Monaco-Menton (timetables to be checked). All information can be obtained on 0 809 400 013 or on the website zou.maregionsud.fr
Last night, RMC Découverte has broadcast "Monaco, le Rocher de tous les défis"
The documentary's replay, dedicated to the Principality, is available here
Yesterday, the Prince talked to RTL
Yesterday, the Sovereign answered Christophe Pacaud's questions speaking to RTL
Coronavirus: Didier Gamerdinger takes stock
Didier Gamerdinger, government adviser-minister of Health and Social Affairs, gives a press conference at 4:30pm to take stock of the coronavirus crisis. Report to come on the website of La Gazette de Monaco.