Wearing of face mask no longer mandatory in public transport, announces Minister Jagutpal

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Wearing of face mask no longer mandatory in public transport, announces Minister Jagutpal
Wearing of face mask no longer mandatory in public transport, announces Minister Jagutpal

Africa-Press – Mauritius. The wearing of face mask will no longer be mandatory in public transport, including the Metro Express and taxis, and passenger terminals at the port and the airport as from 12 November 2022.

However, it remains mandatory in hospitals, private clinics, pharmacies, medical consultations, and retirement homes. The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, made this statement, today, during a press conference at the seat of his Ministry in Port Louis.

Minister Jagutpal highlighted that this decision has been taken following recommendations of doctors and health experts who were monitoring the situation in the country as well as on the international front on a daily basis.

He pointed out that several factors were taken into consideration, such as the number of registered positive COVID-19 cases, the number of persons hospitalised due to the coronavirus, the available treatment, and the number of persons deceased due to COVID-19.

On this note, he reassured that the number of hospitalised cases has largely decreased lately not only in Mauritius but also worldwide. He nonetheless appealed to the population to remain vigilant by observing precautionary measures as COVID-19 is still present in the community.

Dr Jagutpal also seized this opportunity to call upon the population at large to receive a second booster dose, which is not mandatory but advisable. The most vulnerable, according to him, remains the elderly and those with comorbidities and for whom the wearing of face mask is still recommended.

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