Mauritius Boosts Lockdown Measures to Combat Covid-19 Spread

With a second lockdown situation, the economy of Mauritis will be deeply affected but the health and wellness of the population remains top priority, the Prime Minister said in his National Day address to the nation. On March 9, the Prime Minister announced a two-week lockdown and the government followed with stepped-up measures to counter the spread of Covid-19 cases in the country. The island nation has one of the world's best records of containing the Sars-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, recording 10 deaths since the pandemic began in a population of around 1.3 million. Global health officials credit an aggressive initial response, followed by subsequent surveillance - and quarantines, where indicated - for Mauritius's success in curbing case numbers. The new measures prohibit all but essential movements and services.

Official distribution of COVID-19 cases in Mauritius - 12 March 2021

Senior government officials in Mauritius in a briefing on measures imposed following detection of 16 new COVID-19 cases in the country.

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