Update Extension of lockdown in Mauritius to prevent the spread of Covid-19

24 March 2021

Further to our communiqué of 09 March 2021 where we informed you that Mauritius was entering into a period ofnational confinement for a period of two weeks, the Honourable Prime Minister of Mauritius has announced on the evening of 23 March 2021 that the existing lockdown period will be extended with a first phase of reopening as from Wednesday 31 March 2021. This decision has been taken after a review of the prevailing situation in the country, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 (219 cases as at date) and the risks associated with terminating the lockdown period on Thursday 25 March 2021. As from 31 March 2021, certain business activities will be allowed to re-open, subject to strict sanitary measures.