Coronavirus Update in Mauritius

Information about COVID-19 in Mauritius


 

Other Covid-19 Information

No. of people in quarantine: 979 (announced 09 Apr)

People tested: 6739 (announced 09 Apr)

Serious cases: 3

COVID-19 recoveries: 23 (annouced 09 Apr)

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Official sources about COVID-19 Coronavirus in Mauritius

Important COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates

  • 10 Apr 20 – Lockdown extended to 04 May 2020
  • 02 Apr 20Reopening of Supermarkets and superettes
  • 30 Mar 20 – Lockdown extended to 15 April 2020 @ 20:00
  • 25 Mar 20 – 35,000 food packs will be given to the needy, a home delivery system is being established.
  • 24 Mar 20 – Complete lockdown announced. All shops, supermarkets and bakeries will be closed until Tuesday 31 March 2020
  • 23 Mar 20 – Curfew announced. People found outside of their homes will be fined an amount not exceeding Rs.500 and imprisonment not exceeding 6 months. Only those with work permits are allowed to move around.

News updates about COVID-19 Coronavirus in Mauritius

10 April

Covid-19: neuf décès enregistrés à Maurice

Tout le comité gouvernemental Covid-19 en auto-isolement !

09 April

Lockdown Jour 16: six fonctionnaires de la Santé testés positifs au Covid-19

Covid-19: 41 cas de plus ce jeudi

Belle-Mare: 297 personnes en quarantaine à l’hôtel Ambre libres dès ce soir

Covid-19: ce que vous devez savoir sur le «nouveau traitement» évoqué par Pravind Jugnauth

08 April

Covid-19: vers une réouverture du pays en phase

Commerces: le protocole des supermarchés expliqué

07 April

Covid-19: trois patients sont dans un état «sévère»

Covid-19: le nombre de patients guéris en hausse

Vaccination contre la grippe: voici le calendrier

05 April

Covid-19: 227 cas dont 17 policiers

04 April

A travers le pays: la police renforce sa présence sur le terrain

Respirateurs artificiels: un prototype imprimé en 3D testé dans une semaine

Supermarchés: le PM met en garde ceux qui augmentent les prix de façon abusive

Covid-19: les proches du patient nº 1 ne sont plus en quarantaine

Covid-19: au tour du groupe O-Z de s’approvisionner

02 April

Covid-19 – Fille de 20 ans décédée: «Li ti toulétan kontan kozé-riyé»

[ROUND-UP] Covid-19 – Réouverture des supermarchés et boutiques: invasion à travers tout le pays

01 April

Voici ce que vous devez faire quand vous irez au supermarché demain !

Covid-19: l’épouse de l’homme de 71 ans décédé également testée

30 March

COVID-19 : Le couvre-feu sanitaire étendu jusqu’au mercredi 15 avril

Nombre de masques et gants de protection: les policiers toujours dans le flou

Covid-19: vers une pénurie de légumes

29 March

Covid-19: un troisième décès enregistré à Maurice

Covid-19: le Dr Gaud explique le circuit de soin

Covid-19: le message de «social distancing» ne passe toujours pas

28 March

Covid-19: vers la réouverture des supermarchés

27 March

Achats en ligne sous le couvre-feu: crash programmé !

Food Delivery: Super U à la recherche de prestataires de service

26 March

Lockdown Day 7: la distribution de vivres a démarré

81 cas de Covid-19 recensés: «Mo pa kasiet informasyon», insiste le PM

25 March

Couvre-feu total : dispositions spéciales pour ceux dans le besoin

Lockdown Day 6: les modalités de distribution de denrées expliquées

Covid-19: les fournitures médicales offertes par Jack Ma sont là

24 March

Rapatriement: 26 Mauriciens sont rentrés au pays

The curfew is on!

23 March

COVID-19: Maurice affiche désormais 36 cas

COVID-19: le nombre de cas double de jour en jour

Médecins et personnel soignant: au moins un cas de COVID-19 confirmé, deux autres suspectés

22 March

COVID-19: le patient zéro décède

COVID-19: avec quatre nouveaux cas, les autorités durcissent le confinement

21 March

Décès lié au coronavirus: communication du gouvernement

COVID-19: deux personnes autorisées à rentrer chez elles

20 March

35 personnes en contact avec le patient de 59 ans atteint du COVID-19 identifiées

Fermeture de nos frontières aux citoyens: la décision contestée en cour

19 March

COVID-19: les voyageurs présentant des symptômes sommés de ne pas prendre le tram

COVID-19: 9 personnes en isolement

Sept cas de COVID-19 et confinement national

COVID-19: les quatre nouveaux cas liés au patient de 59 ans

18 March

Coronavirus: Arrivée des 12 Mauriciens de Chine, ouf de soulagement pour les proches

What is the Coronavirus COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease that originated from China in December 2019. Coronaviruses are part of a big family of viruses that can cause diseases in both humans and animals.

In humans, coronaviruses can cause respiratory infections, other serious illnesses and also death in severe cases.

Practical Information about Covid-19 in Mauritius

Below are some practical information for the Mauritian population (by Dr. Sameer Edun)

Part of text below was translated from creole. For the original post, follow the link below the content.

Boost your immune system

  • Increase your body power to fight the virus by eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrient to increase the defence mechanism. For those who hate fruits and vegetables or because of any other reason (financial) can’t afford it, try getting vitamin C supplements. Easiest and cheapest way is having lemon. In water as a juice or on your food. Give your parents who are more concerned for you than themselves. Donate some to the poor who can’t afford or squeeze them for those who are handicapped. Coronavirus affects people with low immune systems very easily.

Note: Lemon lowers blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure do not drink too much to avoid complications.

Sanitary hygiene

  • The virus is not airborne, which means it is not transported in the air. It spreads mainly by touching or close contact with an infected person. So cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing. Change your ways of greeting people by handshake or kissing. It won’t be considered rude, you’re protecting both parties. Wash your hands with soap regularly for atleast 20 secs. Do not use shampoo or kitchen detergents. Kitchen soap is to degrease ustensils and shampoo is for hair. If you don’t have soap and are out of your home, use hand sanitiser and keep rubbing your hands till dry. Avoid touching your T zone, that is your mouth, nose and eyes. These are areas where the virus can easily get into the body.

Avoid crowds

  • Chances the virus spreads faster increase where there are crowds. Everyone has met different people and come from different regions. You don’t know who is and who is not infected. This is why you’ve been told to stay home. Don’t go outside, don’t go visit family, avoid supermarkets, etc. If you are missing anything at home, go to the corner street shop and get what you need for the next 3-4 days. I would ask the youngsters to not be lazy and do the errands for your parents who are more at risk. Young people have better resistance to the virus.

Use Mask

  • use a mask not only to protect yourself but to protect your friends, family, close ones or even the Mauritian population. If you are going out and see people wearing masks, do not be afraid or stressed. The ones wearing masks are intelligent, they are taking precautions, you need to do the same.

Seek medical help

  • When you have fever, cough or shortness of breath. If you need to see a doctor or go to the hospital, do not bring your whole family. If you can go alone it’s better, else bring only one adult with you. Always protect yourself and the hospital staff by wearing a mask when entering the hospital. The medical staff left their family at home to take care of you. They are also stressed, be responsible.

Educate people

  • A lot of people do not understand what is happening. Explain it to them, share this text or read it to them. Everything is explained clearly. Share with people who are not online or do not have access to information.

 

Source: Dr Sameer Edun