Seychelles which vaccinated around 62.2 per cent of its population has adopted restrictions like closure of schools and public events amid fresh Covid-19 surge.
“Despite all the exceptional efforts we are making, the Covid-19 situation in our country is critical right now with many daily cases reported last week,” Peggy Vidot, the nation’s health minister, said at a press conference Tuesday (4 May).
According to health ministry, the number of active cases in the nation rose to 1,068 on 3 May from 612 on 28 April, reports Bloomberg.
Other than to say people were taking fewer precautions against the virus than before and the surge may be due to celebrations after Easter, officials at the press conference gave little detail on what could be behind the infection surge.
Seychelles is an archipelago located in the Indian ocean. It has a population of around 98,000 and it mainly depends on tourism which is a hard hit sector due to the global pandemic.
The country received vaccines as donations from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India in early 2021.
While UAE donated China made Sinopharm vaccines, India donated 50,000 Covishield vaccines.
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