COVID-19 Update

UAE makes Avani Barbarons Resort Available to Seychelles

SEYCHELLES, 04 April 2020 

Under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the ‘Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort’ will be made available to the Government of Seychelles to be used by the Department of Health as a facility to accommodate their  health personnel and supporting frontline service members, in the efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The facility which is equipped with 124 rooms, one large conference room and a few breakaway rooms will help the Department of Health amidst the scarcity of resources for its frontliners.

This is yet another demonstration of the strong bond of long-lasting friendship between Seychelles and the UAE.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed continues to advocate on the importance of scaling up international efforts to contain the repercussions at the humanitarian, health and economic levels as well as the bilateral and multilateral efforts being taken around the Globe as to contain the impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan places great emphasis on the health and the well-being of the people of Seychelles. Because of this, he is steadfast and extremely focused on the task ahead to assist in combating the COVID-19 pandemic to stop it from further affecting the country.


Sierra Leone Case Update

Sierra Leone, 5 April 2020 

2 new cases confirmed.

Total Confirmed - 6

Total Recovered - 0

Total in quarantine : 311


Zambia: 0 new confirmed cases

5 April 2020 

Total Confirmed cases - 39

Total Recovered - 3

Total Deaths - 1


The Lagos State Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory activated for COVID-19 Testing

NIGERIA, 5 April, 2020

The Lagos State Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory has been activated for #COVID19 testing. This brings the number of COVID-19 testing labs in Nigeria to 9. Others in progress are in Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto, Port Harcourt, Jos & Kaduna.

As at 11:15am 5th April, there are 224 confirmed cases 27 discharged 5 deaths For a breakdown of cases by states - Lagos: 115, FCT:45, Osun: 20, Oyo: 9, Akwa Ibom: 5, Ogun: 4, Edo: 9, Kaduna: 4, Bauchi: 6, Enugu: 2, Ekiti: 2, Rivers:1, Benue: 1, Ondo: 2