Mauritius reported its first cases on March 18, 2020. By the end of April, it has reported 332 positive cases and 10 deaths. No new cases nor deaths are recorded since. The authorities have implemented a range of containment measures since mid-March, including bans on public gatherings, followed by a curfew order, closing borders, discontinuing public transportation, closing schools, universities, shopping malls and attraction sites, suspending employee attendance at government and private workplaces (except for essential staff), and increasing testing. On March 25, the authorities further tightened the lockdown by closing all supermarkets, bakeries and shops and the next day the government began direct food distribution to needy households. On April 2, the stores were reopened with increased safety measures. On April 10, the government extended the nationwide curfew to May 4, which was further extended to June 1. The economy has been severely affected by the crisis, with tourism coming to a halt and slowing of activity in other sectors.