Viruses Are Always Changing, Here’s Why That Could Hamper Development of an Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

The Trump administration is pushing to have hundreds of millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine available by the end of the year. However, experts say the unprecedented speed risks taking shortcuts on safety, and there’s no guarantee that any of the vaccine candidates will work. Eight contenders are at the front of the pack. […]

Key Issues

PM to introduce Covid-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill and Quarantine Bill in National Assembly

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill and the Quarantine Bill will be introduced into the National Assembly, this Wednesday, by the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, to amend a number of enactments to cater for the impact of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The Attorney-General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food […]

Self Care

Covid-19: Gradual re-opening of businesses after Mauritius marks 14 days without new cases

Mauritius has reported no new cases overnight, marking 14 straight days since the country’s last positive test was recorded. Consequently, Government has decided to adopt a gradual re-opening of the economy. The spokesperson of the National Communication Committee on Covid-19, Dr Zouberr Joomaye, also stated, this evening, during a press briefing at the Treasury Building […]