31 March 2020 – Government introduces measures including strict conditions for grocery shopping and support to informal workers

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Central Bank, Finance/Economy, Health, Local Government, Private Sector, Supply Chains
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
Minister of Tourism

Overview: Set of measures to support households and communities, including through the self-employed assistance scheme and the wage assistance scheme.
Measures to ensure protection of shoppers by implementing access to shopping by alphabetical order of family names during the week, as well as strict operating procedures.
Full details here: http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Covid-19-Government-proposes-set-of-measures-to-support-households-and-communities.aspx

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Government is aware that Covid-19 is having huge economic impacts, which are felt across all segments of society and all sectors of the economy. Measures set up to help those vulnerable workers who work in the informal sector. Informal workers are called upon to register online on the Mauritius Revenue Authority website..