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23 Jan 2020 | 01:56 AM UTC

Mauritius: Road disruptions scheduled in Port Louis due to Chinese New Year Parade January 23

Police to close roads for Chinese New Year Parade in Port Louis on January 23; heightened security presence and associated disruptions expected

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Event

The Ministry of Art and Heritage is holding a Chinese New Year Parade in Port Louis on Thursday, January 23. Participants are due to gather at 16:00 (local time) at the Municipality of Port Louis, and proceed to Chinatown via Government House. Government officials announced that police officers will close several roads in the surrounding area including Remy Ollier and Sir William Newton streets. Transport police are also expected to divert traffic and implement no parking zones in certain areas. Further information can be found here.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are expected along the parade route.

Advice

Individuals in Port Louis are advised to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate crowded conditions, associated transportation disruptions, and a heightened security presence during the parade.