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Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Dareypaul: 8:14pm On May 13, 2020
Mauritius on Wednesday declared wary victory in its first battle with coronavirus, saying it had “zero” active patients and had not documented a single new case in 17 days.

The Indian Ocean island nation initially surged ahead of other eastern African countries in terms of caseload, hitting a peak of 332 just shy of six weeks into its outbreak. Ten people died.

It imposed one of the first and strictest lockdowns in Africa, going so far as to initially shut supermarkets for 10 days, a measure that has been extended until June 1.

“Today we are at 17 days without a new case. Mauritius now has zero active cases,” Health Minister Kailesh Jagutpal said in an address on national television.

“We have won the battle thanks to the cooperation of the public, who understood that the government needed to take extreme measures, including complete confinement, and the closure of supermarkets and our borders. But we have not yet won the war. Let’s remain vigilant.”

From May 15, a limited selection of essential stores such as bakeries, butcheries and fishmongers will be allowed to re-open, but most businesses, bars, shopping centres and markets will stay shut.

Schools will remain closed until August 1, the island’s famed beaches will remain off limits and no more than 10 people will be allowed to attend weddings and funerals.

Independent epidemiologist Deoraj Caussy told AFP Mauritius needed to remain on alert.

“It is imperative to use random sampling and continue to test… Zero active cases does not mean that it is over and life is returning to normal.”

Meanwhile the government is busy debating two pieces of legislation, the Covid Bill and the Quarantine Bill, which will legislate aspects of the eventual lifting of the lockdown and planned return to normal of all activity from June 2.

However the laws have come under fire from unions and civil society who say they weaken individual freedoms and workers rights.

Among the changes made will be those allowing employers to fire workers with one month salary and on short notice, while another change will allow police to enter a home without a warrant.

A statement from a collective of unions in the country warned that social discontent was currently confined but “could erupt like a social volcano at any moment”.

“We still need to make sacrifices to return to a semblance of normalcy. We are counting on the understanding of the population to not let their guard down,” said Justice Minister Maneesh Gobin


Source: https://wotzup.ng/mauritius-becomes-the-first-country-to-defeat-coronavirus-in-the-world/

Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Dareypaul: 8:14pm On May 13, 2020
Good
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Jamesbiodun(m): 8:37pm On May 13, 2020
Where did you put Madagascar
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Tookool(m): 8:42pm On May 13, 2020
How about all their index cases .....
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by anibi9674: 8:47pm On May 13, 2020
What's their population? Covid only take people with serious population serious.

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Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Bruno3000(m): 9:28pm On May 13, 2020
And they don't hv gods of men, no prophets of any sorts. wink
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by EzeNdiAra: 9:40pm On May 13, 2020
Tookool:
How about all their index cases .....


They should wait for the return of covid19

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Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by nazablossom(f): 11:20pm On May 13, 2020
That's good news
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by abobote: 11:36pm On May 13, 2020
How did they do it ? what drug did they use? They should try and help other African countries
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Sacchi1162(m): 11:46pm On May 13, 2020
Jamesbiodun:
Where did you put Madagascar
Madagascar still has more than 50 active cases
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by chrisxxx(m): 11:50pm On May 13, 2020
Those condemning Wike have you heard?
APC Rivers State una don hear the measure applied by these people?
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by blueghost(m): 12:17am On May 14, 2020
brilliant if only Africans can unite
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Godfullsam(m): 12:19am On May 14, 2020
Even Mauritius have conducted more covid-19 tests than Nigeria.

SMH!
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Nobody: 12:53am On May 14, 2020
how many people dey that country?

they reach Imo population sef let alone Lagos state?

Good for them anyway

Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by jidamsel43(m): 5:55am On May 14, 2020
I know this news will not be widely publicized because its not America or any of European countries. The West don't believe that any good thing can come from Africa
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Notyamate(f): 6:38am On May 14, 2020
If only African countries can unite, we would have being the greatest continent in the world.


What am I saying, Nigeria self never unite. undecided
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by PureGoldh(m): 6:48am On May 14, 2020
Congratulations to em
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Amhappy(f): 9:27am On May 14, 2020
Good job. This is what Nigeria couldn't do. Cutting off the spread is the best way to deal with this virus. You can then drink chilled coke while watching others sweat it out.
Re: Mauritius Becomes The First Country To Defeat Coronavirus In The World by Mprex(f): 9:33am On May 14, 2020
What did they use biko oo embarassed

Btw who missed me

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