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Seychelles records new positive case for COVID-19 and announces school closures

Investigatory test conducted, today Sunday 15th January 2020, on one visitor who arrived from Holland on Wednesday 11th March 2020 on the Emirates EK705 morning flight is positive for COVID-19.

The visitor presented with mild respiratory symptoms and given his travel history, doctors who attended to him ordered the necessary test and he was placed in isolation at the Anse Royale Hospital.

The visitor was accompanied in isolation by his partner who will also undergo necessary testing as well.

The couple will remain in the Isolation Unit at the Anse Royale Hospital for treatment and care. They are stable.

Following this new development the Department of Health and the Ministry of Education and Human Resources are advising all schools on Mahe will cease operations as of Monday 16th March 2020 for 14 calendar days.

Members of the public are reassured that public health officials have begun contact tracing, the process of identification of all persons who may have come into contact with an infected person and, to continue to follow the guidelines advocated by the Department of Health. That is, to avoid crowded places, observe good personal hygiene, practice frequent hand washing with soap, cover mouth a nose with a dab when coughing and sneezing and others. Avoid going to public places if you are not well and have fever with respiratory symptoms. Additionally, all passengers and crew of the flight are advised that they will be contacted by a health official soon.

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'Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibilitity' is the theme for this year's World AIDS Day, commemorated today Tuesday 1st December.

The activities for the occasion were launched by the Principal Secretary for Health Dr Bernard during a workshop aimed at building capacity for HIV & viral hepatitis prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reading the Minister's messaged, PS Valentin reminded health workees that as healthcare providers they need to ensure that care continues during the response the pandemic and that HIV services are not affected.

While measures taken to respond to the pandemic national is seen to have impacted access HIV services such as educational outreach and testing, the Ministry of Health and it's partners are working strongly towards reinforcing these services as part of continuity of care programmes.
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Culminating a month-long promotion centered on raising awareness on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and sexually transmitted infections like HIV, the ‘CONDOMIZE’ campaign will be stationed at the UniCafé of the University of Seychelles in Anse Royale on Friday 21st September 2018, as from 10 am to promote safe sexual behaviours to postsecondary students.

The Health Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Health, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programme of the Public Health Authority and the HIV/AIDS Prevention Task Force (HAPTF), leaders of the campaign, will showcase the theme ‘Sexual Health and Sexual Rights are FUNDAMENTAL for well-being’ with an array of activities targeted towards the youth.

In 2015, the Seychelles Global School‐based Student Health Survey conducted amongst students aged 11 to 17 years of age showcased a high level of sexual activity. 40% of students stated that they had sexual intercourse.

However, amongst those who engaged in sexual intercourse, only 50% used a condom during their last sexual interaction. Additionally, a substantial proportion reported sexual abuse.

The organisers will be present in multi-coloured stalls dispersed around the café to talk to the students about reproductive health in all aspects, the practice of safe sex with a focus on consent and the importance of using condoms.

These will be done through exchanges and mini demonstrations/presentations. They will also distribute several promotional materials aimed at reinforcing the messages shared on the day. Included are campaign t-shirts with interactive slogans, usb drives, keyrings and others.

Students will also be encouraged to stop by the photo-booth packed with props and frames to take photos of the day and share on social media and other platforms to further spread the campaign and what they learn.

The Anse Royale Campus has several institutions. The School of Advanced Level Studies, Seychelles Business Studies and Accounting and Seychelles Institute of Art and Design.

Other activities are being organised around the campaign. These include several outreach programmes. One outreach to promote female condoms will take place on Monday 17th September from 10am to 2pm on Market Street and at Orion Mall.

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November 30, 2020
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November 27, 2020
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November 5, 2020

NOTICE

Call the Department of Health hotline on 141 if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or any health concerns on COVID-19. 

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'Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibilitity' is the theme for this year's World AIDS Day, commemorated today Tuesday 1st December.

The activities for the occasion were launched by the Principal Secretary for Health Dr Bernard during a workshop aimed at building capacity for HIV & viral hepatitis prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reading the Minister's messaged, PS Valentin reminded health workees that as healthcare providers they need to ensure that care continues during the response the pandemic and that HIV services are not affected.

While measures taken to respond to the pandemic national is seen to have impacted access HIV services such as educational outreach and testing, the Ministry of Health and it's partners are working strongly towards reinforcing these services as part of continuity of care programmes.
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