04 February 2020 – Youth Centre converted to quarantine facility

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Tourism
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health and Wellness

Overview: The Anse-La-Raie Youth Centre will be converted into an additional quarantine facility , as Mauritius do not have sufficient such facilities to accommodate incoming passengers from China. Uptil now, only one hospital, Souillac, was used to accommodate passengers coming from China via any other country.
Full details here: http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Coronavirus-Youth-Centre-at-Anse-La-Raie-to-accommodate-patients.aspx

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Type of Justification: Considered a necessary escalation of current measures
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Souillac hospital, which had been the only hospital accommodating people on quarantine following travel to China, can only accommodate 50 people. According to the Health Minister, if previously only those who had stayed in Wuhan or who presented fever symptoms were admitted at Souillac hospital, the new protocol put in place targets the whole of China, given that the coronavirus has spread in the whole of the country. Any person of any nationality who has stayed in China and is coming to Mauritius will be placed in quarantine