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Reunion at war against two epidemics

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In addition to Covid-19, the island is conducting a screening operation to detect cases of dengue, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

Through Caroline Gaujard-Larson

Passengers arrive on Reunion Island, before containment is ordered to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Passengers arrive on Reunion Island, before containment is ordered to limit the spread of Covid-19. EMMANUEL GRONDIN @ / PHOTOPQR / DAILY MEETING

In Reunion, which is in phase 2 of the Covid-19 epidemic since Tuesday, caregivers and the population are actually faced with two health scourges which are rife simultaneously and whose symptoms are confused. This island in the Indian Ocean is facing an epidemic of dengue fever, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

The meeting crossed Wednesday, the bar of 100 people tested positive at Covid-19. On Tuesday, it went into phase 2 of the epidemic, when the metropolis is already in phase 3. But the national decree concerning the containment measures and closings of non-essential businesses already applies to this overseas department. Unlike the mainland, “We have decided to extend Covid-19 screening” to everyone with the symptoms, the director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) said on Tuesday. On the one hand because “We are in an insular situation. Then, because Reunion is behind the metropolis regarding the

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