Dubai, UAE:  Mauritius has announced an easing of confinement where Work Access Permits will no longer be required and a number of public activities will be allowed including outdoor physical exercises and the use of public transport. Beauty parlors, private medical and dental practices, veterinarian practices and opticians will also be allowed to resume activities, according to according to a statement issued by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).

Restrictions are being maintained for places that could involve large public gatherings including gymnasiums, cinemas, community centers, casinos, bars, discotheques, schools and restaurants and places of worship, among others.

Mauritius has been in confinement since March 9, 2021, following cases of Covid-19 transmission detected in the community. Mauritian authorities have noted an improvement in conditions since.

In a statement to the nation, Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth urged the population to remain vigilant and observe all precautions to prevent further spread of the virus.

The tourism industry will be resuming preparations for the reopening of borders planned for mid-2021. 

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