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Seychelles records new case of COVID-19 |07 April 2020

A 26-year-old man who works as a ground handling staff at the Seychelles

International airport has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a communiqué from the department of health, the individual reported to the Anse Royale health facility, located at the district administration, on Friday April 3, 2020. He was consulted by a physician and prescribed medication.

After the visit the individual went home but began experiencing more acute symptoms on Sunday April 5, 2020.

The Rapid Response Team of the department of health was deployed and the individual was admitted at the Isolation Centre at Perseverance in the evening, for further testing.

Contact tracing and other appropriate follow up has already begun.

With two COVID-19 patients having recovered as confirmed by President Danny Faure yesterday evening (see lead story), this new case brings to 9 the total number of active cases in Seychelles.

Members of the public are advised to continue observing the guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

These are:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water, or sanitise hands using alcohol based hand sanitisers;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing and dispose of the tissue in a bin, then wash your hands. Alternatively you can cover your nose and mouth with a dab;
  • Practice social physical distancing. Keep a distance of between 1 and 2 metres from others;
  • Avoid gatherings. Follow the regulations to not socialise in a group consisting of more than 4 people in public places. Keep in touch with family by telephone instead of going for a visit;
  • Avoid going out unless necessary.


Communique from the department of health

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