Breaking News: 15 new cases of Covid-19 cases have been detected in the country bringing the count to 202. |15 December 2020
Health authorities issue warning as Covid-19 cases rise
Health authorities have reinforced their warnings of an imminent threat of community transmission, following the detection of 15 new cases of Covid-19 up to today Tuesday December 15, since Friday.
This comes as the population prepares for commemorations of Christmas and the New Year. The new cases bring the total number of cases to 202 locally.
It was two visitors residing at a touristic establishment on Mahe who first tested positive on Friday evening followed by two other visitors, residing on an island resort detected on Saturday.
On Sunday, health authorities recorded another five cases, from which one is a Seychellois airline crew and the others are visitors staying in three different hotel resorts. The two other cases were detected on a private yacht that had just arrived on December 13. The vessel, which is carrying 25 crew, has been placed under quarantine at sea.
Following this, a further five new cases have been detected on the same yacht yesterday.
While contact tracing has been initiated for the cases and they all remain in isolation, health authorities are urging members of the public to become more mindful of the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe during the festive season.