“In 2021, we protected the health of the people and revived their economic activities. The government will do its utmost to improve the safety of the people and the local economy in these times of trials.
Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnout issued this statement tonight in a message aired to the country during the 2022 New Year.
Prime Minister Jugnout emphasized that several factors contributed to the fight against the pandemic of COVID-19. For example, the discipline that the general public has shown, the hygiene protocols that are in place, and vaccination campaigns. He considered the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, considering the work performed by medical personnel.
The World Health Organization foresaw a new wave of COVID-19 worldwide due to Omicron variants, and some countries have already announced a series of restrictions. He observed that Mauritius would have to act accordingly with respect to the Omicron variant or other variants of the coronavirus. He said it is imperative to comply with all hygienic precautions in order to avoid the introduction of stricter measures in the future. In this memo, he appealed to the population to be vaccinated with booster doses as soon as possible.
In addition, the Prime Minister said that the COVID-19 pandemic affected the incomes of poor citizens, so the government supported local businesses and the international market. He recalled that about 370 essential products were already subsidized, which were maintained until June 30, 2022.
In another memo, he showed that salary compensation was also attributed to all workers from both the private and public sectors, with the cooperation of the private sector and trade unions, and that the PRB2021 recommendation was implemented at the same time. He further emphasized that from January 2022 to the end of December 2022, more than 370,000 households will benefit from subsidies in the range of 5-10% of electricity prices, depending on the category in question. Did.
He also talked about: Mauritius is a World Bank report showing that the government is the fourth country in the world to support people most during the health crisis. Border reopening; Mauritius removed from FATF Graylist, UK Blacklist, and perhaps European Union Blacklist earlier this year. A commercial and free trade agreement signed between Mauritius and the Union of India, China, the United Kingdom and the African Union to maintain manufacturing and SMEs. Progress in the construction sector. Progress on the MetroExpress project. Challenges related to climate change.
Prime Minister Jugnout expressed his hope that the people would live in peace, mutual respect and unity, stating that the government had made an exceptional decision to make January 3, 2022 a holiday this year. He also hoped that all citizens of the world, not just the Republic of Mauritius, would have a Happy New Year 2022.
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