After Covid, all Mauritius needed was an oil spill

16 August 2020 - 05:00 By AGENCY REPORTER

Tourism in Mauritius collapsed after the government cut the island off from the world to get the coronavirus outbreak under control. The country's worst-ever ecological disaster could spell further trouble for an industry that is its economic lifeblood.

Fuel oil from a stranded bulk carrier is polluting delicate ecosystems and the Blue Bay Marine Park reserve, which is popular with snorkellers...

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