First three cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Mauritius


This Wednesday evening, March 18, The Prime Minister of Mauritius confirmed that three people were tested positive for Covid-19.

Two of the patients, aged 21 and 25, working from cruise ships and were placed in quarantine upon their arrival. However, the third victim, a 59-year-old man returning from England, has unfortunately not been in quarantine and has been wandering freely for more than ten days.

It’s only when he went to Victoria Hospital in Candos today and underwent the tests which turned out to be positive, that he was placed in solitary confinement.

The ministry took the initiative to conduct “contact tracing” in order to find out who the man was in contact with.

the Mauritian borders will be strictly close as from tomorrow, Thursday, March 19 at 10 a.m. for a period 14 days.

As a reminder, more than 8,000 people around the world have been killed by the coronavirus since its outbreak from China.

Over 200,000 cases recorded across the globe, forcing a significant part of the world to stay indoors in order to protect themselves from the virus which keeps gaining ground at an alarming rate.

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In this wake, the economy of countries worldwide is being deeply affected. The pandemic threatens up to 25 million jobs worldwide.

On Wednesday, 18 March 2020, the number of deaths recorded was up to 8,092. in Europe 3,422 passed away due to the virus and 3,384 in Asia.