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Mauritius becomes the first African country to be free of Covid-19

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According to the health minister of Mauritius, the country has officially become coronavirus-free with no active case for the past 15 days.

The Indian Ocean island nation said 322 people had recovered out of the 332 confirmed cases, while 10 people have  died, meaning there are no activie cases.

May 11, 2020, marked the fifteenth consecutive day that no new case was recorded in the country. A lockdown, however, remains in place to contain any possible spread of the virus.

Mauritius is now the second Africa country to have declared virus-free status after infection.  

As of May 12, 2020, Africa’s sole virus-free nation is Mauritius, while Lesotho is the sole African country yet to record a case, according to the data from US-based John Hopkins University.

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