Thursday, March 19, 2020

Mauritius confirms first three coronavirus cases

Mauritius has confirmed its first three cases of coronavirus.

Two of the three cases involve cruise ship workers aged 21 and 25, while the third is a traveller from the UK aged 59.

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said the three have been placed in isolation.

He said the government was tracing all the people the traveller was in contact with.

The government has closed all schools and borders points of the Indian Ocean island nation. It has also banned commercial flights and tourists for the next two weeks beginning Thursday.

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