Today, Monday 6th 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.
The individual reported to the Anse Royale health facility, located the District Administration on Friday 3rd April 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 5th April 2020. The Rapid Response Team of the Department of Health was deployed and the individual was admitted at the Isolation Centre in Perseverance in the evening, for further testing.
Contact tracing and other appropriate follow up has already begun. The total number of confirmed cases in Seychelles is 11.
Members of the public are advised to continue observing the guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID 19. These are:
Under new guidelines issued by the Public Health Authority, no COVID-19 screening tests is needed for persons placed under home quarantine during or upon completion of the quarantine period. Testing may be recommended for persons who develop symptoms of the infection. All persons placed under home quarantine who develop symptoms are advised to visit the special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre. The home quarantine period should be completed for 14 days, from arrival in Seychelles or last contact with a positive case of COVID-19. A certificate of quarantine will be presented at the end of the quarantine period.
Anyone with symptoms related to COVID-19 are asked to report to special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre between 8am-12pm and 1pm-2pm. People who use these health centres for regular consultations, should go to their regional centres.