ood news out of Seychelles this week – for the second straight week the destination has registered a sustained decline in new cases of COVID-19. The daily infection has now dropped to below the levels recorded prior to the spike that rang alarm bells for the country’s health authorities and foreign press.
Addressing the National Assembly on Tuesday morning, Minister for Health, Peggy Vidot, announced a steady decline from 354 new cases per day to the current seven-day rolling average of around 100 new cases per day. The Minister attributed the decrease to the successful implementation and observation of tightened health and safety regulations in the community, and a ramping up of the national vaccination programme.
As of 25 May, 63% of Seychelles’ total population (98,462) had received both doses of their Covid-19 vaccine, while 71% had been administered the first dose.