Latest on Covid-19 in Mauritius

1. Mauritian Prime Minister Jugnauth recently stated through Facebook that tenants who could not pay rent for commercial and residential premises between March and August 2020 can pay at the latest in December 2021. At the same time, the government plans to amend the Landlord and Tenant Law and submit it to the National Assembly for discussion.

2. According to the tweets from Mauritian Prime Minister Jugnauth, the National Transportation Corporation of Mauritius must adhere to strict sanitary regulations to conduct gradual resumption of public transport as from 15 May 2020. 

3. The Mauritian government recently held a ministerial meeting to discuss the roadmap for reopening the border.

4. The Ministry of Commerce and Consumer Protection of Mauritius announced that it will gradually resume certain economic activities in a staggered manner as from May 15. The opening of bakeries, butcher shops, poultry stores, hardware stores and hairdressing salons, will be done under strict and defined conditions. Therefore, these businesses will have to abide by the rules of social distancing and employees and customers will have to wear a mask and gloves. Restaurants and fast food restaurants are only allowed to do takeaway or delivery service.

5. Mauritian media reported that the Metro Express Limited will resume service as from the morning of 15 May, and the operating hours will be from 6 am to 7 pm. The Metro Express Limited have taken strict prevention and control measures to regularly disinfect platforms and Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs). Passengers must wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid taking the elevator and touching the switch button, and show a new pass and take the temperature before boarding.

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