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Over 100 positive COVID-19 cases in Mauritius & supermarkets are re-opening soon

By Ish Sookun in Mauritius on 29 March 2020

Local cases of COVID-19 are being identified daily. Despite this alarm, the curfew, and the confinement, people do not seem to follow strict hygiene guidelines. Press reports show how people are queueing up at gas stations, close to each other, some not properly covered, etc....

Court appearing through WhatsApp

By Ish Sookun in Mauritius on 26 March 2020

A day later, that is today, the person's conditional freedom plea was heard by a Magistrate of the District court of Black River (Bambous), through WhatsApp and the decision to allow bail was given through same....

Where to obtain COVID-19 updates?

By Ish Sookun in Mauritius on 24 March 2020

A National Communication Committee on COVID-19 was set up to provide daily updates on MBC channels at 11h30. The committee provides information on the number of positive COVID-19 cases being identified, status of people in quarantine, additional measures being taken by the different ministries, etc....

How will people cope with the COVID-19 confinement financially?

By Ish Sookun in Mauritius on 21 March 2020

As per the Cabinet Decisions of 20 March 2020, a COVID-19 Wage Support Scheme will provide financial support to employees who would become technically unemployed on a temporary basis due to the impact of COVID-19....

Nationwide confinement announced in Mauritius

By Ish Sookun in Mauritius on 19 March 2020

P. K. Jugnauth announced that four new cases of COVID-19 have been registered today. This makes the total cases of COVID-19 rise to seven in Mauritius. This number is high enough to raise the alarms now....