No new cases have been identified for 17 days, but people are encouraged not to relax ahead of time.
In Mauritius, authorities declared victory over the coronavirus. It is reported by The Jakarta Post on Friday, May 15.
On the island, there was not a single patient in the active stage of the disease, and during the last 17 days, not a single new infected person was recorded. Previously, strict restrictive methods were introduced in the country.
“Today marks 17 days without new infections. There are no“ active ”patients in Mauritius. We won the battle thanks to the cooperation of society, which understood that the government needed to take tough measures, including a complete ban on leaving home, closing supermarkets, and borders. But we haven’t won the war yet. Let’s be vigilant, “said Mauritius Minister of Health Kailos Yagutpal.
Starting May 15, the government will ease restrictions and allow the opening of stores with essential goods: bakeries, butchers, and fish shops. At the same time, weddings and funerals are allowed, but only for no more than ten people.
However, most businesses, bars, shopping centers, and markets will remain closed. Schools, as well as local beaches popular with tourists, will not open.
Earlier in Greenland, all patients with COVID-19 were cured for the first time in the world. On the island, 11 cases of coronavirus were recorded, but now all patients have recovered.
Recall that the number of patients with COVID-19 exceeded 4.5 million. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 303 thousand people have died from coronavirus, more than 1.7 million have recovered.