01 February 2020 – President officially assumes the responsibility of Minister of Health

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Department of Health Emergency Operation Centre (Rapid Response Team), Public Health Commissioner, President, Minister of Health

Overview: President Faure held a meeting with members of the Department of Health Emergency Operation Centre (Rapid Response Team) under the leadership of the Public Health Commissioner, Dr Jude Gedeon.
The meeting focused on actions being undertaken in line with the Department of Health outbreak response plan initiated based on existing guidelines and specialised areas for response during a public health emergency. The meeting was convened in order for the Rapid Response Team members to formally brief the President, who also officially assumes the responsibility of Minister for Health.
Discussion also surrounded some of the key challenges being encountered and identification of areas of assistance the Government can provide to the Department of Health to further boost their level of preparedness should the country be faced with a case of the coronavirus.

Full details here: http://www.statehouse.gov.sc/news/4738/president-faure-meets-with-members-of-the-seychelles-health-emergency-operation-centre?topic_id=30

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Actions and measures undertaken by the Emergency Operation Centre (Rapid Response Team). Protocol is aligned with Department of Health outbreak response plan, initiated based on existing guidelines and areas for response during a public health emergency. Prevention measures have been heightened to minimize the possibility of any cases occurring, as well as being fully prepared should the eventuality arise.