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

Seychelles: President urges everyone to observe the COVID-19 safety guidelines

“Despite no evidence of community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, it is crucial that everyone takes his or her responsibility by observing and respecting the various guidelines set by the department of health, President Wavel Ramkalawan has said.”

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Seychelles starts to welcome travellers from African countries

“After intensive preparations for a safer travel experience for visitors, Seychelles has been welcoming tourists back on its shores since June 1 through chartered and private flights and officially reopened to scheduled flights as of August 1.”

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Building back better – Boosting research in Seychelles after the COVID-19 pandemic

“Nature Seychelles has received £60,000 for its ‘Building back Better in the Age of COVID-19’ campaign. The funds are to be used to boost high level science in Seychelles by contributing to the construction of a new research centre on Cousin Island Special Reserve.”

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Hospital continues to receive donations to fight COVID-19 (Seychelles)

“The Seychelles department of health accepted donations from various partners aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19. The donations came from the National Disaster Relief Fund and Cable and Wireless who partnered together to donate a PCR machine. Gran Kaz donated a ventilator and Ruth Rosette made a personal monetary contribution.”

via Seychelles Nation

Final preparations before commercial flights resume (Seychelles)

“With only three days to go before the re-opening of the Seychelles International Airport for the resumption of commercial flights, President Danny Faure was yesterday briefed by government officials and private sector representatives on the final preparations underway.”

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Affected by the impacts of COVID-19: Seychelles National Parks Authority Shifts its Operations

“With its activities highly dependent on tourism which has been severely affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the personnel of the Seychelles National Parks Authority which obtained financial autonomy in January 2018, have had to shift their operations.”

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Central Bank of Seychelles loosens monetary policy rate by 1%

“Following thorough evaluation of external and local economic situations, which have taken a downturn due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Central Bank of Seychelles is further loosening the monetary policy rate by 1% for the third quarter of 2020.”

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How are businesses faring with the new normal? (Seychelles)

“Several categories of businesses were as of Monday allowed to re-open their doors on condition that they meet certain requirements and guidelines established by the department of health, in line with the Public Health Act, with the aim of preventing new cases and to mitigate community transmission if a new case is detected, in the event that the country is faced with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

via Seychelles Nation

Seychelles Fitch rating drop expected, Minister Loustau-Lalanne says

“Following the publication of the Fitch rating report in which Seychelles has dropped two levels, from a BB rating with stable outlook to B+ with a stable outlook, Minister for Finance, Trade, Investment and Economic Planning Maurice Loustau-Lalanne yesterday said that even much worse was expected, on account of the economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the domestic economy.”

via Seychelles Nation