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Wave 2 : Saturday 02 May 2020

How are Mauritians moving during lockdown?


Data as at: Saturday 02 May 2020

As Mauritius is about to progressively remove the lockdown, local businesses are starting to open and Mauritians are starting to move more.  

In Wave 2 of my analysis, I outlined how less (+28%) Mauritians are staying home while in some districts, more people are going to groceries (Grand Port: +36%). 

As a recap…

Earlier this month, Google released its first data set on COVID-19 Community Mobility. They used aggregated, anonymized data from users having their geo-location activated on their mobile. If you want to read more about the research, head to my simple explainer. 

How Mauritians moved before and after the lockdown?

Data as at: Saturday 02 May 2020

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All Mauritius - Retail and Recreation
All Mauritius - Grocery and Pharmacy
All Mauritius - Parks & Leisure
All Mauritius - Workplace

What about the districts?

In this section, we’ll deep dive in more details regarding Mauritians’ movement before and after the lockdown in specific districts. 

The + or – changes are from my last analysis with data as at Friday 17 April 2020.

Flacq District

Statistics for Flacq district from baseline as at Saturday 02 May 2020

  • Retail and Recreation: -75% (+3%) from Baseline
  • Grocery & pharmacy: -55% (+12%) from Baseline
  • Parks: -78% (+2%) from Baseline
  • Transport: Not enough data
  • Workplace: -57% (+23%) from Baseline
  • Residential: +8% (Unchanged) from Baseline

Grand Port District

Statistics for Grand Port district from baseline as at Saturday 02 May 2020.

  • Retail and Recreation: -74% (+2%) from Baseline
  • Grocery & pharmacy: -54% (+36%) compared to Baseline
  • Parks: -76% (-3%) from baseline
  • Transport: -93% (+1%) from Baseline
  • Workplace: -53% (+27%) compared to Baseline
  • Residential: +8% (Unchanged) from Baseline

Moka District

Statistics for Moka district from baseline as at Saturday 02 May 2020

  • Retail and Recreation: -83% (+5%) from Baseline
  • Grocery & pharmacy: -33% (Unchanged) compared to Baseline
  • Parks: Not enough data
  • Transport: -81% (+3%) from Baseline
  • Workplace: -46% (+34%) compared to Baseline
  • Residential: +8% (Unchanged) from Baseline

Pamplemousses District

Statistics for Pamplemousses district from baseline as at Saturday 02 May 2020

  • Retail and Recreation: -63% (+9%) from Baseline
  • Grocery & pharmacy: -54% (-5%) compared to Baseline
  • Parks: -89% (-1%) compared to Baseline
  • Transport: -63% (+12%) from Baseline
  • Workplace: -49% (+29%) compared to Baseline
  • Residential: +7% (Unchanged) from Baseline

Plaines Wilhems District

Statistics for Plaines Wilhems district from baseline as at Saturday 02 May 2020

  • Retail and Recreation: -81% (+3%) from Baseline
  • Grocery & pharmacy: -64% (+4%) compared to Baseline
  • Parks: -84% (+1%) compared to Baseline
  • Transport: -87% (+3%) from Baseline
  • Workplace: -54% (+29%) compared to Baseline
  • Residential: +34% (-5%) from Baseline

Port Louis District

Statistics for Port Louis district from baseline as at Saturday 02 May 2020

  • Retail and Recreation: -85% (+5%) from Baseline
  • Grocery & pharmacy: -72% (+4%) compared to Baseline
  • Parks: -84 (+3%) compared to Baseline
  • Transport: -82% (+4%) from Baseline
  • Workplace: -50% (+28%) compared to baseline
  • Residential: +6% (Unchanged) from baseline

Black River District

Statistics for Black River district from baseline as at Saturday 02 May 2020

  • Retail and Recreation: -81% (+6%) from Baseline
  • Grocery & pharmacy: -60 (+5%) compared to Baseline
  • Parks: -88 (+1%) compared to Baseline
  • Transport: -80% (+2%) from Baseline
  • Workplace: -53% (+28%) compared to Baseline
  • Residential: +8% (Unchanged) from Baseline

Rivière Du Rempart District

Statistics for Rivière Noire district from baseline as at Saturday 02 May 2020

  • Retail and Recreation: -81% (+2%) from Baseline
  • Grocery & pharmacy: -69% (+4%) compared to Baseline
  • Parks: -89% (-1%) compared to Baseline
  • Transport:  Not enough data
  • Workplace: -56% (+23%) compared to Baseline
  • Residential: +8% (Unchanged) from Baseline

Savanne District & Rodrigues

Unfortunately, no sufficient data was available to carry an accurate comparison with previous data on these two districts. 

About the data

The data used in this report are obtained based on popular times for places on Google Maps. These usually show the visits and length of stay at specific places, which are then compared to a baseline.

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The Baseline, is the median value, for the corresponding day of the week, during the 5-week period Jan 3–Feb 6, 2020. 

The data retrieved by Google is based on user settings, connectivity at particular places, and whether it meets Google’s privacy threshold.

The sample size is based on users who have opted-in to Location History for their Google Account.

Read the Wave 1 of this analysis with data as at Friday 17 April 2020

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