50 more new fishing crew members in Seychelles test positive for COVID-19, bringing total to 59

The Department said it has taken samples from 198 seafarers and has obtained 146 results. Tests are being conducted on 52 others; those results will be updated Saturday.The Public Health Commissioner, Jude Gedeon, told a press conference that the 59 seafarers who have tested positive are now in isolation on three of the fleet’s vessels which have been turned into isolation centres to deal with the situation. They are under the supervision of a doctor and have all the facilities required to manage their situation.