This week's news: A COVID-19 update

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Published on 2021-11-25 at 13:39 by team
The COVID-19 is still worrying in Mauritius. Several stakeholders are calling for a two week lockdown. In other news this week, more than 4 000 vacancies in various sectors and beautiful weather this weekend.

Covid-19: Mauritius on alert

The new COVID-19 wave is still dominating the news in Mauritius. The situation is not improving and several stakeholders are calling for a lockdown to try and slow down the transmission. In terms of numbers, more than 20,700 people have contracted the virus since March of this year. The number of contaminations per day goes up to one hundred, according to official figures which only take into account PCR tests carried out in hospitals. The Ministry of Health reinstated the alphabetical order for vaccination centers for the third dose. 

In addition, the Mauritian authorities have requested assistance from Reunion Island to provide oxygen. The country has been facing a shortage of oxygen cylinders in the health centers. 

Employment: more than 4,500 vacancies in various sectors

The job market is slowly recovering. While unemployment rates have reached 10%, various sectors are saying they want to recruit again. This was revealed by a survey organized by the Ministry of Labor last week. The construction sector is in pole position with the recruitment of a thousand people. Companies with more than 500 employees have indicated their intention to recruit more than 1,000 people. 

Weather : Hot, hot, hot weekend ahead

Summer is in full swing. The weather should be nice during this weekend. According to the weather station, the temperature is currently above the seasonal average by 2 degrees Celsius. Thus, the thermometer should rise to 33 degrees Celsius on the coast.