Press Update for COVID-19 (19th March 2020)

As of the last update sent on Wednesday 18th March 2020:

  • There are 6 positive cases of COVID-19 receiving treatment at the Isolation Centre at the Anse Royale Health Centre. All patients are stable.
  • There are 2 suspected cases being tested. They are German visitors. They have been admitted to the Isolation Centre.
  • There are 13 persons in quarantine. This includes 2 children.
  • 9 persons tested negative for COVID-19 following investigation. They are 8 health workers and 1 visitor from UK.
  • Contact tracing has recorded 117 contacts for the new cases and they are under follow up.
  • Some Seychellois residents returning from overseas are to be quarantined at home with appropriate follow up from surveillance team and the support of law enforcement.



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


'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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