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Mauritius in lockdown

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The prime minister has announced that the country will be lockdown from 6 tomorrow morning for 15 days.Only essential services such as hospital, police, banks, shops and supermarket will be open

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Hi Ash.

Can you please give us some more details for toutists on the island, cannot find Prime minsters speech on Google.

Can we still go to beaches.

Will restaurants be shut etc.

We went to supermarket early this evening as we thought we had better get in a few supplies knowing about the three cases, the panic buying had just begun and shelves starting to be emptied.

Our trip to lle aux cancelled tomorrow.(fair enough)

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Please refer to the link below. You’ll need to translate it. I don’t think any restaurant will be open but supermarkets and shops will be. As for going to the beach I believe you should be ok if you’re isolated but I don’t think being around a crowd will be allowed

https://www.lexpress.mu/article/372853/covid-19-confinement-national-partir-6-heures-ce-vendredi

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Translation:

The Council of Ministers has decided to set up a national containment, which will be in force from tomorrow, Friday March 20, 6 am. It will last for at least two weeks. It is a decision announced by the Prime Minister in a video broadcast on the national broadcasting company this evening after four new cases of Covid-19 were recorded, bringing the total to 7.

Only essential services including health centers, pharmacies, police stations, bakeries, among others, will be operational. “We have to show solidarity and behave as patriots. Morisien shelter maryé piké divan ban e test. Sa konba la nou pou gayn li é nou pou gayn li ansam in the discipline. " The head of government also wanted to reassure that the wages of the employees will be duly paid despite the two weeks of confinement. He asked the population not to give in to panic and to "respect all the instructions".

Pravind Jugnauth also boasted of having taken "courageous decisions and having communicated transparently".

There are Four new patients tested positive for coronavirus this Thursday, March 19, bringing the total number of cases in Mauritius to seven. According to Dr. Vasantrao Gujadhur, the director of Health Services, all the new cases discovered today are linked to 59-year-old patient who returned from England on March 7.

It was through contact tracing that these new patients - three men and a woman - were discovered. The Ministry of Health is now carrying out the same exercise for these four new patients.

https://www.lexpress.mu/article/372854/covid-19-quatre-nouveaux-cas-lies-au-patient-59-ans

This link should give the English version of Express:

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.lexpress.mu/&prev=search

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In addition to what Bronia said there’s a possibility of road blocks being set up. I would try to avoid unnecessary travel if I were you

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Mauritius will be in total confinement from 6 am this Friday morning March 20 for two weeks. This decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on Thursday to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Mauritius.

This was announced by Pravind Jugnauth in a message to the nation this evening after seven cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have been recorded so far in Mauritius (three cases on Wednesday and four cases on Thursday) .

What is it to be in confinement? Well, it's a state where you are isolated in a place. Here, it's a state where you have to stay at home to avoid human contact in order to reduce any risk of contamination with Covid-19.

The Prime Minister clarified "that people will not go to their place of work" during this period of confinement, except employees of essential services and certain economic activities. The head of government asks everyone to stay at home and avoid unnecessary trips. "Economic activities will be minimized so that people do not move. Tou kitsoz pou ferme, ”he explains.

“Except, the essential services will operate, in particular the police force, the hospitals, the dispensaries, the private clinics, the firemen. Banks, shops, bakeries, supermarkets as well as pharmacies will operate, ”said Pravind Jugnauth.

And to add: “We are working on a list including additional economic activities. We will communicate it soon. ”

Link to all articles in Defi in English:

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://defimedia.info/&prev=search

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The video of the PM's address:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KFuovnYtpE&feature=emb_rel_end

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Thursday March 19, according to the latest reports released this evening, nine people are in solitary confinement at the New Souillac Hospital. Among them are the three cases diagnosed positive for Covid-19 as announced by the Prime Minister yesterday.

The press release did not mention the new Chaland center. In the 11 centers listed, 618 people were placed in quarantine.

The situation is as follows:

New Souillac Hospital: 35 people in quarantine and 9 in isolation

Pointe Jérome: 36 in quarantine

Anse-la-Raie: 45 in quarantine

Pointe-aux-Piments: 100 in quarantine

Four Sisters: 25

Belle Mare Recreational Center: 60

Belle Mare Asovilla: 72

Belle Mare Adventist: 76

Pointe-aux-Sables: 96

Beau Bassin Police Training Center: 35

Police Training School Les Casernes Curepipe: 38

https://www.lexpress.mu/article/372848/covid-19-9-personnes-en-isolement

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Thank you Ash and Thank you Bronia.

Lovely to be kept informed like this your information is invaluable.

We have gone into confinement, luckily we stocked the cupboards and out airbandb has a pool and a sea

view, so at least we can see the sea and the weather is gloriously sunny and hot.

Please do let us know if you hear of any problems with getting off the island we are due to fly out on the 23rd with BA.

Keep safe everyone.

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Has anyone been out and so far gauged the extent of this lockdown? Does this lockdown definitely include a walk on the beach for example?

Also, what are people’s thoughts on the possibility of this full lockdown being extended beyond its current 15 day time frame? (I understand it’s impossible to predict, but I’m curious of any insight) I am currently wondering whether to cut my losses and fly home before departing flights are halted, or stay put here until May, when the lockdown could have been lifted and flights could resume. Baring in mind my home country isn’t much better right now.

Thank you everyone!

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Hello Oliver the authorities are pretty serious about the lock-down. Road blocks have been set up in the several parts of the country and you may get pull over by the police.

https://defimedia.info/confinement-national-voici-comment-se-deroulent-les-controles-de-police-sur-nos-routes.

Also, the coast guards have been ordering people out of the water at Trou aux biches.

https://defimedia.info/confinement-national-trou-aux-biches-des-touristes-pries-de-sortir-de-leau.

You should be ok being on a beach till its isolated and there won't be any risk of contact with anybody else.

London is pretty bad right now it has sort of become the epicenter for the virus in the UK.

But on a positive note the 7 infected people are in a stable condition in Souillac hospital. Hopefully it stays that way and no more cases are reported :)

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