The Praslin resident who on Saturday tested positive for the COVID-19 virus was successfully transferred to the Isolation and Treatment Centre on Mahe for further care.
Additional tests conducted following his admission have come back negative but he is symptomatic, meaning the patient is still showing symptoms of the virus.
The Public Health Authority wishes to convey to the public that depending on individual response to an infection and the stage at which the infection has reached, that is the length of time that an individual has had symptoms, testing will show varying results.
While, the latest test for the individual has come back negative he remains an active case and he will continue to be treated at the centre and undergo further testing, until he is discharged from the facility.
All of the close contacts identified by the Contact Tracing Team are in facility quarantine and have tested negative for initial COVID-19 tests.
Additionally, medical investigations conducted following death of a Praslin has revealed that it was not related to COVID-19. Tests conducted were also negative.
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.