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Seychelles is reconfiguring itself
More than 60% of the population in Seychelles has been vaccinated. In the past few days, they are facing an upsurge due to Covid-19 pollution, which justifies the adoption of new containment measures. “Despite all our outstanding efforts, the epidemic situation in our country is still crucial”, Thanks to the Minister of Health Peggy Vidot. The school and gymnasium were closed again for three weeks. Bars, restaurants and shops will have to close earlier, and people will be asked to stop socializing outside the home.
The Indian Ocean Islands was the first African country to start a vaccination campaign in early January, thanks to donations from the United Arab Emirates and India, which are 50,000 doses of Sinopharm and 50,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm and 50,000 doses of the Swedish-British AstraZeneca vaccine. Authorities say that there are currently more than 1,000 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and 30% of them have been fully vaccinated.
Before the results of the sequencing analysis, no explanation was proposed. We specifically seek to have variants that are known to alter the efficacy of vaccines. The World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Office stated that developments are being closely monitored.
The Seychelles government, relying on an offensive vaccination strategy, is able to welcome foreign tourists again and revitalize its economy. The border was reopened on March 25.