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There are already 70 seafarers in the Spanish tuna fleet who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Seychelles

June 29, 2020

The Seychelles authorities have reported that there are already 70 seafarers in the crew of the tuna fleet, who have tested positive in this archipelago of the Indian Ocean where they arrived last week to continue rotating their crew.

According to Jules Gedeon, public health officer, four other seafarers had given positive results on Sunday of the tests performed on 197 crew members who came to Seychelles by plane to change crew, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 70 while the result is expected from five more.

“The 70 were isolated in the fishing boats located in a quarantine zone in the port,” he said. “They are fine and they have no symptoms,” he added, clarifying that only one “had a fever and is in the endurance treatment center,” the Seychelles news agency said.

There are already 70 seafarers in the Spanish tuna fleet who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the SeychellesThere are already 70 seafarers in the Spanish tuna fleet who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Seychelles

Gedeon announced three positive results late Wednesday among the nearly 200 African seafarers who arrived in the archipelago on Tuesday and underwent an exit check in their country of origin, including PCR, three days before their departure to the archipelago. at the request of the Seychelles authorities. “All laboratory results sent to and reviewed by the public health agency were negative,” he said.