President Danny Faure chaired the second Law Enforcement Committee meeting this week, together with key command chain stakeholders at State House this afternoon.
The meeting took place ahead of additional measures due to come into force tomorrow, designed to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 in Seychelles. These were announced by the President in his last address on Tuesday 14 April. As of Friday 17 April, further restrictions on the movement of people from 7 pm in the evening until 6 am in the morning will commence for a period of two weeks until 29 April. During this time, only certain key workers in critical services will have special permission to move around. This list of critical services will be published by the Public Health Commissioner. Additionally, all shops will close from 6 pm in the evening until 6.30 am the next morning.
Members provided updates of the respective areas under their purview and raised key deficiencies requiring immediate intervention. The regular meetings provide the President with an overview of the key operations in play during this critical month, all in line with breaking the chain of COVID-19 transmission.
Present for the meeting at State House this morning was the Chief of Defence Forces, Colonel Clifford Roseline, Commissioner of Police, Mr Kishnan Labonte, Attorney General, Mr Frank Ally, Secretary of State for Health, Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd, Chief of Staff of SPDF, Colonel Michael Rosette, the Principal Secretary for Health, Dr Bernard Valentin, the Principal Secretary for Risk and Disaster Management, Mr Paul Labaleine, CEO of the Healthcare Agency, Dr Danny Louange, the Public Health Commissioner, Dr Jude Gedeon, Senior Policy Adviser Department of Health, Dr Conrad Shamlaye, Special Advisor for Health, Dr Loren Reginal, Assistant Commissioners of Police, Mr Ted Barbe and Mr Romano Songor, and Director General of the Seychelles Intelligence Service, Mr Benediste Hoareau.