By Daniel Itai – The Zimbabwe Daily

Victoria, Seychelles – Seychelles is amongst the very few countries in the world that is still depicting a level of normalcy when it comes to basic livelihood.

Most countries are on a nationwide or partial lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The southern African country has now 69 confirmed COVID-19 cases but despite that, business is still going as usual.

On Saturday, ten non-Seychellois people tested positive for COVID-19. The country’s Public Health Commissioner, Jude Gedeon said that one of the COVID-19 patients who tested positive is a French woman who has been on vacation in Seychelles since March.

“We have already started to trace people who may have come into contact with her, as this may be a possible community transmission case, as we cannot yet pinpoint where she may have been infected,” said Gideon.

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In light of the new cases, the local health authorities have renewed appeals for adherence to health safety guidelines, urging the population to better protect themselves by practising social distancing, maintaining good hygiene at all times and wearing masks.