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Reopening of market places as from 31 May 2020

Date: May 30, 2020
Domain:Public Infrastructure; Agriculture and Food Security
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen

GIS – 30 May 2020: All market places across the island will re-open on their respective days as from 31 May 2020. Activities will resume normally on weekdays as from 07 00 hrs till 16 00 hrs and on Sundays as from 07 00 hrs till noon.

The decision was taken following discussions between the Minister of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management, Mr Anwar Husnoo, and key stakeholders held, this afternoon, at the Municipal City Council of Port Louis.

A series of strict sanitary measures were also enlisted in a communique released by the Ministry of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management. The measures are:

·         the wearing of masks is mandatory for all vendors and clients;

·         hand sanitizers will be placed at the entry of market places;

·         a limited number of persons will be given access to the market for 30 minutes;

·         no child will be authorised to accompany their parents to the market;

·         temperature of all persons will be taken prior to accessing the market;

·         all vendors will have to be well-equipped with gloves, masks and sanitizers. Only one vendor will be allowed per stall;

·         clients will not have the right to touch vegetables and fruits before buying;and

·         all sellers of beverages and food stuffs will have to operate on take-away service. 

Officers of Municipalities and District Councils in collaboration with Mauritius Police Force and the Mauritius Fire Service and Rescue Service will ensure sanitary control at entry points of the markets. It is recalled that these measures have been taken to ensure that activities at the market places resume in best possible conditions and that all basic precautionary measures are respected. 

Municipality markets that will be opened as from 31 May 2020 are: Port-Louis Central Market and Jinnah Market, andQuatre-Bornes, Beau-Bassin/ Rose-Hill, Curepipe and Vacoas markets. 

District Council marketsinclude: Flacq Ti Bazar, Rivière des Anguilles, L'escalier, Surinam, Souillac, Chemin Grenier, Mahebourg, Plaine Magnien, Rose Belle, Goodlands, Rivière Du Rempart, Pamplemousses, Triolet, Saint-Pierre, Quartier Millitaire and Montagne Blanche. 

Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email:  Website:  Mobile App: Search Gov

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