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Mauritius President tested positive, ‘unable to perform the functions of his office’

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The President of the Republic, Pradeep Roopun, has reportedly been placed in self-isolation after a family member was tested positive for COVID-19.

A communique from the State House on November 16 stated that “His Excellency Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, GCSK, President of the Republic, is temporarily unable to perform the functions of his office.”

In accordance with section 28(7) of the Constitution, the State House said Vice-President of the Republic, Eddy Boissezon “will perform the functions of the Office of the President during the President’s absence.”

On the same day, the State House announced that the ceremonies in honour of 2021 National Day awardees, scheduled for 17 and 18 November, were postponed.

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