News & Analysis: Seychelles

Seychelles has vaccinated 71% of its population. Why is COVID-19 surging?

“The Seychelles needs to conduct urgent genome sequencing and surveillance to examine the effect of variants of concern and see whether the Indian variant is present. If the South African variant is dominant, the country needs to use a vaccine that works well against it.”

via African Arguments

Seychelles: World’s Most Vaccinated Nation Activates Curbs as Cases Rise

“Seychelles, which has fully vaccinated more of its population against COVID-19 than any other country, has closed schools and canceled sporting activities for two weeks as infections surge.”

via Bloomberg

Seychelles to Open Border to Tourists — No Quarantine or Vaccine Required

“The destination plans to welcome all international visitors, except those from South Africa, beginning March 25, according to the Department of Tourism. Visitors won’t need to quarantine or be vaccinated, but they will have to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure.”

via Travel + Leisure

Seychelles hopeful it can achieve herd immunity to coronavirus soon

“Seychelles has said it hopes to reach ‘herd immunity’ against the coronavirus by mid-March, which would make it among the first in the world to achieve such extensive protection.”

via Africa News

Seychelles: COVID-19 update 96 new cases in three days

“Ninety-six new cases of COVID-19 were recorded over the weekend on Saturday and 73 yesterday, bringing the total number of cases recorded in Seychelles to 2,401.”

via Seychelles Nation

National COVID-19 vaccination campaign: Second round to start by end of this week (Seychelles)

“As of February 1, more than 35,000 people have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines.”

via Seychelles Nation

Coronavirus cases in Seychelles

“People will have to go on home quarantine under strict health regulations and guidance if there is a surge in the number of coronavirus cases and there are not enough hospital beds available. This comes as a result of the sudden increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country and the threat posed by COVID-19 following detection on Sunday of nine new cases.”

via Seychelles Nation

Economic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 in Eastern Africa

“The pandemic and resulting crisis threaten to reverse some of the region’s development gains of the last decade and challenge progress to the SDGs.”

via UNECA

Bargaining with Beijing: A Tale of Two Borrowers

“The fact that the Republic of Congo was worse off after rescheduling its debts with Beijing underscores the importance of exposing these deals to public scrutiny before they are finalized and building borrower country capacity to negotiate more favorable deals.”

via Center for Global Development

African governance worsens for first time in a decade: survey

“Africa’s governance performance worsened in 2019 for the first time in nearly a decade due to a broad deterioration in the areas of human rights, security and rule of law, according to a survey.”

via Reuters