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Mauritius is now coronavirus-free.

Mauritius has become coronavirus-free with no active case for 15 days, the country’s ministry of health has announced. Data from US-based John Hopkins University revealed that the Indian Ocean island nation recorded 332 coronavirus cases, 322 recoveries and 10 deaths.  73,572 COVID-19 tests have been carried out, including 50,077 Rapid Antigen Tests and 23 495 PCR tests (polymerase chain reaction).  220 recently repatriated citizens from abroad were still under quarantine.

With a population of 1.2 million people, one of the reasons attributed to this feat is their response to the pandemic. They went into FULL extensive lockdown campaign as soon as it uncovered 3 Coronavirus cases. 

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Their healthcare system is reportedly well-developed , with approximately 73% of the services provided by the public sector and the remaining catered by the private sector.

4,222,968 cases have been detected worldwide, with 288,368 deaths and 1,476,137 recoveries.

African countries stats.

Confirmed cases = 66,319
Number of deaths = 2,344
Recoveries = 23,143
Infected countries = 53
Virus-free countries = 1 (Lesotho)

Countries in alphabetical order
Algeria – 5,891
Angola – 45
Benin – 319
Botswana – 24
Burkina Faso – 760
Burundi – 15
Cameroon – 2,689
Cape Verde – 260
Central African Republic – 143
Chad – 322
Comoros – 11
Congo-Brazzaville – 333
DR Congo – 1,024
Djibouti – 1,227
Egypt – 9,746
Equatorial Guinea – 439
Eritrea – 39
Eswatini – 175
Ethiopia – 250
Gabon – 802
(The) Gambia – 22
Ghana – 4,700
Guinea – 2,146
Guinea-Bissau – 761
Ivory Coast – 1,730
Kenya – 700
Lesotho – 0
Liberia – 211
Libya – 64
Madagascar – 186
Malawi – 57
Mali – 712
Mauritania – 8
Mauritius – 332
Morocco – 6,281
Mozambique – 103
Namibia – 16
Niger – 832
Nigeria- 4,641
Rwanda – 285
Sao Tome and Principe – 208
Senegal – 1,886
Seychelles – 11
Sierra Leone – 338
Somalia – 1,089
South Africa – 10,652
South Sudan – 156
Sudan – 1,526
Tanzania – 509
Togo – 181
Tunisia – 1,032
Uganda – 121
Zambia – 267
Zimbabwe – 36

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