Connect with us

Politics

Mauritius records 11,538 new COVID cases in one week

Published

on

Health Minister Kailesh Jagutpal has told the Mauritian Parliament on Tuesday that 11,538 people have been tested positive for COVID-19 from November 8 to 14.

According to Le Mauricien newspaper, he revealed that out of 19,663 PCR tests performed in public and private hospitals, 1,332 were found to be positive.

He reportedly added that 28,016 Rapid Antigen Tests were carried out during the same period in public hospitals, out of which 10,206 tests were positive.

Reacting to the revelations,  Leader of the Opposition, Xavier-Luc Duval, reportedly brandished a press release from the GIS (communication entity of the Mauritian Government) that stated only 77 positive cases were recorded on Monday 15 November, 2021.

Alleging that the official figures were being “manipulated”, Duval urged that the data from the Rapid Tests are also included in official figures, “as requested by the representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Mauritius.

Le Mauricien reported the Health Minister as claiming to have disclosed all the figures in his possession to parliament, adding that “anyone could compile them if they wished.”

He also claimed to follow the WHO Guidelines.

Bookmark(0)

No account yet? Register

Spread the News
The information and opinions expressed in our published works are those of authors/sources believed to be reliable. NewsMoris makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information expressed.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The information and opinions expressed in our published works are those of authors/sources believed to be reliable. NewsMoris makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information expressed.

Can you support?

Dear Reader,

NewsMoris is a media service that is dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions.

As a startup that was born in and faring through challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

Subscribing for as little as USD10/month is the best way you can support our efforts.

Thank you.