For two weeks, Mauritania closes schools and universities to limit the spread of Corona
The Mauritanian government announced that it decided to close schools and universities for a period of two weeks, in order to limit the spread of the Corona pandemic in the country.
And the government approved these exceptional measures after the country recorded an increase in the number of new daily virus infections in recent days.
On Wednesday, Mauritania recorded 135 new cases of the virus, compared to 39 new infections recorded on Tuesday.
The official cumulative toll from the virus in Mauritania rose to 8,863 infections, including 179 deaths.
Interior Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Marzouk said during a press conference in Nouakchott that the government had also decided to "ban unnecessary public gatherings" and "reduce the presence of employees in government departments to a minimum."