Latest on Covid-19 in Mauritius

1. Till May 20, Mauritius has recorded no new cases for 24 consecutive days. Experts say that if there are no new cases for 28 consecutive days, it will indicate that the epidemic has been brought under control. Mauritius will have to wait a few days to reach such a conclusion.

2. Mauritian Prime Minister Jugnauth recently announced that the Flacq Hospital was renamed Dr. Bruno Cheong Hospital.

3. The National Assembly of Mauritius has recently passed COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act and the Quarantine Act which have been approved by Mauritian President Roopun and have taken effect officially. According to the bills, any person who refuses to answer or knowingly gives a misleading answer when questioned by a quarantine officer, will be committing an offence and may be liable to a fine not exceeding Rs 500,000 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years. Violent resistance to law or deliberate destruction of the facilities of the quarantine center constitutes a crime. Children and adults must wear masks when going out. Spitting in public places will be punished with a fine of Rs 5,000 rupees and 30 days in prison.

4. Dr. Laurent Musango, WHO representative in Mauritius, said that the epidemic is not over yet in Mauritius, and the return of Mauritian citizens abroad may bring in imported cases, and the population must continue to be vigilant and take effective prevention measures.

5. On May 19, Air Mauritius issued a communique saying that commercial flights continued to be suspended until June 30. If relevant countries open borders and reduce travel restrictions, Air Mauritius expects to resume commercial flights from July 1.

6. The Mauritius Ports Authority set up a special committee to study the gradual resumption of production and work. It is expected that the ports in Mauritius will resume normal operations in early June.


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