Collection of 11 posts

Coronavirus

Mauritius

Did you complain to the Consumer Protection Unit?

If you notice that shopkeepers and supermarket owners are abusing on the prices, please inform the Consumer Protection Unit through their hotline 185 or email consumerpu@govmu.org

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Data protection poorly understood in Mauritius 🥺

I've had arguments with people on Facebook. I even reported people to the Cybercrime Unit for breaching the Data Protection Act by sharing the personal information of COVID-19 patients.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Chaos reigns as supermarkets re-open in Mauritius today

Supermarkets and shops started operating as from 09h00 today. Alas! It's chaos... at most of the major hypermarkets of the island. A long queue of people can be seen at Super U, Grand Baie. A similar trend is observed at other supermarkets

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Supermarkets re-open in Mauritius amid curfew

Supermarkets and shops will be opened from 09h00 - 17h00, Monday to Saturday. Access to the supermarkets will be allowed on alphabetical order. For this purpose, everyone should bring their national identity card with them and expats should bring their passport or residential/work permit.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

What is an essential food pack?

Last week several online shopping services sprouted to answer the call of numerous people who needed food provisions. I say « services » rather than websites because some of them are operating through Facebook pages, Messenger, WhatsApp or even text messages.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Over 100 positive COVID-19 cases in Mauritius & supermarkets are re-opening soon

Local cases of COVID-19 are being identified daily. Despite this alarm, the curfew, and the confinement, people do not seem to follow strict hygiene guidelines. Press reports show how people are queueing up at gas stations, close to each other, some not properly covered, etc.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Court appearing through WhatsApp

A day later, that is today, the person's conditional freedom plea was heard by a Magistrate of the District court of Black River (Bambous), through WhatsApp and the decision to allow bail was given through same.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Where to obtain COVID-19 updates?

A National Communication Committee on COVID-19 was set up to provide daily updates on MBC channels at 11h30. The committee provides information on the number of positive COVID-19 cases being identified, status of people in quarantine, additional measures being taken by the different ministries, etc.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

How will people cope with the COVID-19 confinement financially?

As per the Cabinet Decisions of 20 March 2020, a COVID-19 Wage Support Scheme will provide financial support to employees who would become technically unemployed on a temporary basis due to the impact of COVID-19.

Ish Sookun

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