Seychelles Experiences Surge of COVID-19 Cases Despite Vaccinating Most Citizens

Seychelles is now experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases and has implemented new measures to prevent the spread of the virus, despite fully vaccinating over 60 percent of its population, authorities said on Tuesday.

The archipelago reported a record daily of 500 additional cases on Monday bringing the nationwide total to 6, 373.

The country’s Ministry of Health has ordered the closure of all schools until May 24 and prohibited the mixing of households for any purposes.

Authorities have also ordered the earlier closure of bars, casinos, and shops at 7 pm, as all kinds of gatherings have been cancelled.

A 14-day quarantine period is now required except for workers in essential services.

As of Monday, the country reported that nearly 60,000 individuals have received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, equivalent to 85 percent coverage of its target population.

Around 61 percent of the total population are fully vaccinated while 69 percent have already received the first dose.

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