04 April 2020 – Additional social measures introduced to support vulnerable groups

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Special populations; Legal and policy; Regulatory change; Biological measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister, Minister of Health and Wellness

Overview: Additional social measures to support and protect vulnerable groups
A home to home payment system of pension to some 58 000 beneficiaries, comprising the elderly, people with disabilities and the vulnerable, is being implemented so as to contain the risk of transmission.
Some 65 000 vulnerable households will benefit from a 20 percent reduction on their electricity bills while small enterprises whose electricity consumption do not exceed 125 kilowatts will receive a reduction of 10 percent.
Start of the annual anti-influenza vaccination exercise for the elderly and people at risks, and with deployment of mobile health clinics to reach all citizens.
Full details here: http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Covid-19-Additional-social-measures-to-support-and-protect-vulnerable-groups.aspx

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government