28 January 2020 – No new work permits issued for people travelling from China

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Labour, Human Resource Development and Training

Overview: The Ministry of Labour, Human Resource, Development and Training issued a communique to inform all employers and the public in general that no new work permit for workers travelling from China will be issued until further notice.
Full details here: http://labour.govmu.org/English/Documents/communique/Communique-20012020.pdf

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat to the country
Evidence/Justification: Outbreak of the Coronavirus in China and travel restrictions imposed to
and from China.