A Publication of The Centre for Economic Policy Research, UK
The Government of Mauritius responded early to the Covid-19 pandemic with stringent lockdown measures and saw a drastic reduction in new cases. This study examines the Mauritian response and estimates that the measures led to an 80% reduction in the coronavirus transmission rate. A well-implemented and early ‘hard lockdown’ can be effective in managing the spread of COVID-19.
The research has been undertaken by Dr Ramanand Jeeneea, Chief Health Strategist at medicine.mu, a free Mauritian telehealth platform, and Kaviraj Sharma Sukon, Founder Director-General of the Open University of Mauritius.
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The Mauritian response to COVID-19 – Rapid bold actions in the right direction