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DRDM urges residents to observe preventive measures against spread of Covid-19 | 06 January 2021

In light with the recent developments with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic in Seychelles, the Department of Risk & Disaster Management (DRDM) has issued the following communique to the general public:

“After almost one year of being touched by the pandemic, Seychelles has just recorded its first fatality which is something that our small country had been praying to avoid.

“Consequently, the department is imploring all residents of Seychelles as well as visitors to our shores to observe all the preventive measures that have been established by the health authorities and to also heed the message of prudence and discipline from the head of State, President Wavel Ramkalawan.

“This message from our department is to also address public concerns in relation to the adverse weather conditions and the effect of such currently being experienced on Mahé and the inner islands. Property owners are being urged to take individual responsibility to ensure the safety and security of their properties and its residents by removing elements that could be considered as hazardous especially in bad weather conditions.

“We would like to inform the general public that all calls reporting incidents should be made on the numbers provided below to ensure that calls being received are properly recorded to allow for efficient follow-up actions. The numbers to be used in the case of emergencies are as follows:

DRDM NUMBER (DURING OFFICE HOURS): 4389898

DRDM EMERGENCY NUMBER: 160

DRDM AFTER OFFICE HOURS NUMBER: 2522622

“Members of the public are being urged to contact the Ministry of Health for all queries and reports of health-related issues linked to Covid-19. The DRDM is handling ONLY NON-HEALTH related calls.

“The department would like to echo the President’s call for national unity in order for us to make it through this time which is proving to be the most challenging in the modern history of our small island state.

“The department remains at your disposal for any query and count on your continued support.”

 

Press release from the DRDM

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