The coronavirus has been detected in many cases in China. Around 80 people have been in contact with an infected South Korean. 64 of them have been placed in isolation. The situation is being closely followed in Mauritius. The Ministry of Health has ensured that the necessary precautions have been taken at the SSR International Airport at Plaisance.
Minister Anil Gayan explained on Radio Plus yesterday that preventive measures are part and parcel of a programme designed to be in line with the instructions of the World Health Organisation.
He stated that there is a protocol to follow every time the risk of an epidemic arises. When the WHO alerts the respective authorities of the potential danger, the procedures are immediately started to launch the preventive measures.