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19 May 2020

Mauritius Government Gazette dated 2020-05-19 number 60

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        THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
              OF MAURITIUS
                                      EXTRAORDINARY
                                              Published by Authority

     No. 60             -              Port Louis : Tuesday 19 May 2020                    -         Rs. 25.00

General Notice No. 595 of2020
                                         THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT
                 Order made by the Minister under regulation 13(2) of the Prevention and
                     Mitigation of Infectious Disease (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020
1. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of the powers vested in me under regulation 13(2) of the Prevention
and Mitigation of the Infectious Disease (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020, I consider it necessary and
expedient, in the interest of public health, to declare the places of quarantine specified in the Appendix as
restricted areas.
2. The only persons entitled to enter and leave the restricted areas are those who have been authorised by
the Commissioner of Police.
3.    A police officer may -
      (a)     arrest a person whom he finds attempting to enter a restricted area if he has reason to suspect that
              the person has not been authorised under paragraph 2;
      (b)     arrest a person who is in a restricted area without permission for such time as may be necessary
              to ensure his orderly removal from the restricted area; and
      (c)     remove a person who is in a restricted area without permission.
4.    Any person who -
      (a)     without lawful authority, enters or remains in a restricted area;
      (b)     absconds, or attempts to abscond, from the place where he is quarantined; or
      (c)     obstructs, whilst being quarantined, a person in the discharge of his functions,
shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 200,000 rupees and to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.
5.    The General Notice No. 585 of 2020 is hereby revoked.

                                                                                      DR. K. K. S. JAGUTPAL
                                                                                  Minister ofHealth and Wellness
       19 May 2020

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