Lockdown rules are coming in different forms and structures depending on the prevailing situation in different countries. In Mauritius, people Mauritius are now going out to shop for essentials on specific days according to on the first letter of their surname as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Prime Minster Pravind Jugnauth said this measure has been put in place to avoid overcrowding and limit the number of shoppers per time. Also, shoppers will only have 30 minutes to finish their shopping.
According to the lockdown time table, surnames that begin with A-F will shop on Monday and Thursday, G-N on Tuesday and Friday and O-Z on Wednesday and Saturday.The shops will not open on Sunday.
That means, I – Mohabuth – will only have to wait two more days to top up on basic food items.
There are currently seven fatalities due to Covid-19 in Mauritius out of the 161 confirmed cases. The figure shows about 5% of death from the number of people infected