As from March 2020, the Bank of Mauritius (BOM) has introduced a series of measures under a Support Programme to assist economic operators, SMEs, households and individuals impacted by COVID-19. In a latest communique, the BOM informed all operators and the public that the moratorium on loans has been extended to the 30th of June 2021. The aim of this extension is to further support businesses and those facing financial constraints as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A number of other measures falling under the Support Programme have also been extended to the 30th of June 2021. Amongst those is the Special Relief Amount of Rs5 Billion. This facility has been made available through banks to meet cash flow requirements of economic operators impacted by COVID-19, and to safeguard business continuity. This extension will come as a relief to all those who have already benefitted from those measures.