Mauritius: Vaccination Against The Covid-19 Extended To The Diplomatic Corps

A vaccination session against the COVID-19 for the diplomatic corps based in Mauritius, Honorary Consuls/Honorary Consuls General, as well as the diplomatic staff of Foreign Missions, kicked off this morning in Port-Louis. This initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, is being held at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall.

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Sun Gongyi as well as the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Mauritius and Seychelles, Mrs Christine N. Umutoni, were among the first ones to get vaccinated today.

Present on the occasion, the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International, Mr Alan Ganoo, underlined that the initiative is in line with Government’s determination to curb the propagation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Mauritius, he said, is among the few countries in the world to provide free vaccination to diplomatic corps.

The Minister, pointed out that the vaccination campaign against the COVID-19, is being held across the country, with 14 COVID-19 vaccination centres currently operational. He recalled that Government’s target is to inoculate at least 60 % of the population to achieve herd immunity, which is essential once the country’s borders are reopened for international travel.

Minister Ganoo encouraged everyone to get vaccinated to protect their own health, that of their family and the population at large, while emphasising that vaccines are proving to be an efficient measure to control the spread of the coronavirus across the world.