Mauritius recorded no new COVID-19 cases for the past eight days, according to statistics provided by the National Communication Committee on Monday, May 4.
Currently, there are only three active cases out of the 332 positive confirmed cases registered including 10 deaths. While 315 people have recovered from the virus.
Despite no new cases in the last eight-days, the sanitary curfew put in place on March 20, and which should have ended today, was extended until June 1, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced last Friday.
“The population will need a little more patience, to avoid the risk of a second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic,” Jugnauth said.
The Government of Mauritius is already planning a gradual resumption of certain activities, which will be added to essential sectors such as banks and supermarkets as of May 15.
Religious, political, and union gatherings will still be banned, but bakeries, barbers, butchers, and fishmongers will be able to open again on May 15.
As for markets, bars, and shopping centers they will remain closed until June 1, while schools will resume on August 1.