//Mauritius lifts virus lockdown but beaches, borders remain closed

Mauritius lifts virus lockdown but beaches, borders remain closed

Mauritius’ lockdown will be lifted midnight Saturday, May 30 per Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth’s announcement on Friday. The lifting of the health curfew means most activities could resume under certain restrictions from Sunday, May 31.

In his message to the Nation on Friday evening, he disclosed an end to the alphabetical outing system employed during the lockdown; subsequently people within the territory could go out also without Work Access Permit.

Supermarkets and shops will be allowed to operate normally. The shopping malls, restaurants, cafes and markets can also operate under sanitary conditions.

Places of worship may also reopen. However, beaches, nightclubs and cinemas will remain closed along with the borders. The country has been in lockdown since March 20.

A measure taken to contain the new coronavirus. Mauritius recorded 335 positive cases including ten deaths. Currently, there are three imported cases in the country.

Confirmed cases = 335

Number of deaths = 10

Recoveries = 322

Active cases = 3