Extension of confinement until June 1 in Mauritius ~ #AFP:

Jugnauth asked his compatriots “a little more patience, to avoid the risk of a second wave” of the Covid-19 epidemic.

He said, however, that from May 15 there will be a gradual resumption of certain activities, which will be added to essential sectors such as banks and supermarkets which are still operating despite the containment. Customers are admitted in alphabetical order.

If religious, political and union gatherings will still be banned, bakeries, butchers and fishmongers will be able to open again on May 15.

On the other hand, the markets, bars and shopping centers will remain closed until June 1, while the schools will not reopen until August 1.

Beaches are also prohibited on this island in the Indian Ocean, a tourist hotspot, while a maximum of 10 people can attend weddings and funerals.

The officially confirmed coronavirus cases are 332 in Mauritius, including 10 fatal.

The National Assembly will examine from Tuesday a law to codify the various aspects of the total lifting of containment.


Source: VOA-AFP.


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