• Sotravic - Covid-19

Measures & Ongoing activities from Sotravic

  • Thank you to our Sotravic heroes

    May 08 at 14:52 PM

    Thank you to our Sotravic heroes

    Let us take a moment to acknowledge and thank these individuals who answered the call despite the risks and uncertainties.

  • Social Distancing

    April 22 at 16:46 PM

    Social Distancing

    Keep away and keep the Covid-19 away! Staying at least 1 metre from anyone around you prevents the virus from travelling from one another.

  • Wear your mask and gloves

    April 22 at 12:27 PM

    Wear your mask and gloves

    You have seen these multiple times already but these are essential to fight the Covid-19 so remember to wear gloves and a mask whenever you are leaving your house!

  • Electricity Production

    April 21 at 15:42 PM

    Ongoing Electricity Production

    Our teams are working around the clock during the lockdown to make sure that our electricity production service remains active for you!

  • Waste Transfer and Waste Management

    April 16 at 15:42 PM

    Transporting, treating and deposing of waste no matter what!

    Our Waste Transfer and Waste Management services continue to ensure a clean and safe environment for everyone!

  • Thanks to all of our road heroes

    April 3 at 12:55 PM

    Thanks to all of our road heroes

    Always striving to serve the Mauritian population even more!

  • Low on supplies?

    March 31 at 8:38 PM

    Low on supplies?

    Supermarkets and shops will reopen this Thursday! Please make sure you follow these steps if you are going out!

  • Covid-19 measures

    March 31 at 7:33 PM

    Covid-19 measures

    In these tough times, #Sotravic is ever more present for you!

  • Ensam, nu fight Covid-19

    March 30 at 12:02 PM

    Ensam, nu fight Covid-19

    We as a nation are currently going through a tough period, one that none of us have ever experienced.

Safety Precautions

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water.

2. Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing.

3. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

4. Avoid coming in contact with people having fever or respiratory symptoms.

5. Avoid visiting a crowded place.

6. Wear a face mask and gloves when going out.

Covid-19 FAQ

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

How does COVID-19 spread?

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings. 

Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?

Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. See previous answer on “How does COVID-19 spread?”

Can CoVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?

The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true at the early stages of the disease. It is therefore possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill.  WHO is assessing ongoing research on the period of transmission of COVID-19 and will continue to share updated findings. 

Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating the COVID-19?

No. Antibiotics do not work against viruses, they only work on bacterial infections. COVID-19 is caused by a virus, so antibiotics do not work. Antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment of COVID-19. They should only be used as directed by a physician to treat a bacterial infection.

Is there a vaccine, drug or treatment for COVID-19?

Not yet. To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-2019. However, those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms. People with serious illness should be hospitalized. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care.

Possible vaccines and some specific drug treatments are under investigation. They are being tested through clinical trials. WHO is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19.

The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue, and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing.

Should I wear a mask to protect myself?

Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19. Disposable face mask can only be used once. If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask. There is a world-wide shortage of masks, so WHO urges people to use masks wisely.

How long is the incubation period for COVID-19?

The “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. These estimates will be updated as more data become available.

How long does the virus survive on surfaces?

It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).

If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.


Source: World Health Organization