Contacts of seafarers tested for COVID-19

Wednesday 8th July 2020 – Tests for COVID-19 are being conducted on people who were identified as contacts to the seafarers who tested positive for the virus.

From the group of contacts, 6 Seychellois have preliminary positive results and retesting is being carried out for confirmation.

They are all well and showing no signs of illness. They are currently in isolation while their contacts are being followed up.

Sampling and testing of the seafarers on the vessels in quarantine has started and will continue throughout the week.

The Public Health Authority (PHA) will provide updates in future press releases.


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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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