MIL OSI Translation. French Polynesian to English –
Source: Government of New Caledonia
Avoid the introduction of the coronavirus in the territory and anticipate the management of potential cases, these are the objectives of the plan of actions of the government. In this context, and although no confirmed case has been identified in New Caledonia, a containment center has been installed at the Centre for international sport, and expertise (CISE) of Koutio. It is open to any travelers who will be assigned to the quarantine.
300 meters of fence, a dozen hatches, a big portal and a lot of energy will have been necessary to transform, in a record time, the welcome centre of the athletes in place of quarantine. Maneuver operations, the secretary general of the government Alain Marc, the directions of the Purchases, heritage and resources (DAPM), health and social Affairs (DASS) and the Youth and sports (DJS), as well as the delegation destination of the Red Cross, all gathered at the Cise Thursday, February 20.
The occasion to detail the operation of the site which will be placed in supervision during the fourteen days ‘people contact’, that is to say, that may have been contaminated by a sick person found to be (read the box). Therefore, it will people who are not ill but who, as a security measure, will be isolated during the incubation period of the disease in order to avoid any risk of contamination.
Why the Cise ?
“A quarantine centre must comply with certain requirements, explained the secretary general of the government. It must be closed, waterproof and secure. It must be able to respond to the needs of accommodation, food and medical follow-up. It should also be located close to a hospital and be sufficiently nice to the people he welcomes. Hence, the choice of the Cise. “
Opened in 2014, this facility is managed by the Committee territorial olympic and sports has been designed to provide athletes a host structure, modern and user-friendly of more than 2 000 m2. It offers the necessary amenities for accommodation (up to 100 beds in rooms of one to four single beds and dormitory) and food and beverage. All buildings are accessible to people with reduced mobility and outdoor spaces and green areas make it a pleasant place to live, 5 minutes from the Médipôle and 25 of The Tontouta.
Manage the flow
Adapted to the needs of a quarantine, the CISE has, however, had to be developed. A zoning has been created ” to delineate the “red zone” reserved to the people contact and the “green area” dedicated to external stakeholders (medical team, volunteers of the Red Cross, etc). The two spaces are connected by a sas, where protective equipment must be put on and removed before being disposed in the circuit of infectious waste “, has detailed Patrice Delaporte of the DAPM.
A sense of movement has also been defined. The entry of contact persons will be through the rear of the buildings – to the more far of local residents – the main access being reserved for the immediate evacuation to the Médipôle in case of appearance of symptoms.
“In agreement with the State, the mounted police will ensure a presence around the quarantine 24 hours and on 24, added the secretary general. There will also be a guarding company within the site. “
Strict rules and close medical supervision
The movement of people contact outside of their rooms will be limited and will not be done without wearing a mask and after having carried out a disinfection of the hands.
“A nurse will be there day and night, has specified the director, DASS, Jean-Alain Course, recruitments are in progress. The contact persons will also have a medical follow-up daily with at least two visits per day. It will be to detect the onset of symptoms related to the coronavirus – in which case, the transfer to the Médipôle will be immediate – but also to follow the disease and to pursue treatments that people might already have. “Psychological support will be offered and measures of disinfection drastic are planned, up to the meal, served from the hands of the volunteers of the Red Cross and disposable utensils. The medical follow-up of the personnel of the Red Cross and various service providers is also programmed.
Time to occupy…
Propose activities to fill in these fourteen days of isolation will be the main mission of the Red Cross. In the program : “a cinema, games, device lending books, which will be decontaminated – and even school support for children “, has detailed Sandrine Buffeteau, who chairs the delegation of the local association. According to the needs, four to ten volunteers will take turns each day from 8 hours to 22 hours to accompany and entertain the people contact, ” in accordance with the rules of the quarantine.” Wifi-equipped, the CISE also has a computer room, but also a self-service laundry.
“Our desire, concluded Alain Marc, is that this quarantine never enters into service. But it is necessary that it is ready to be and that is the case at present. “
That is likely to go in quarantine ?
Can be assigned to the quarantine :
the passengers and flight attendants of an aircraft which, during travel, are found near a person likely to be sick upon arrival in new Caledonia, as well as the close contacts of the patient
The assignment to quarantine the subject of a decree of the government.
The measures in place
Health protection measures to international ports of entry (The Tontouta airport and sea ports : cruises, involving iron ore, etc) into effect throughout the year in New Caledonia have been strengthened since 28 January, ” that is, two days before the metropolitan France “, recalled Alain-Marc. To this date, a team of sanitary control has been established by the DASS to the arrival of all travelers to Tontouta in order to identify those from the area at risk and monitor their state of health.
On 31 January, the measures on cruise ships have been tightened. If a traveller comes to a risk zone for less than 14 days, it is not allowed to disembark at the stopover. In case of identification of one or more suspected cases of coronavirus on board, companies are no longer allowed to disembark their passengers and crew members on the ground caledonian.
As a reminder, the other merchant ships (ore carriers serving, door-containers…) are also required to submit to the DASS, a few hours before their arrival, a detailed list of their passengers, specifying their source, if they are ill and what their symptoms.
In this respect, the DASS has conducted inspections on board of some ships-at-risk (involving iron ore from Asia, barge Cali in charge of the dismantling of the Kea Trader, etc) that are arrived at Noumea, on the East coast, etc, in order to check the state of health of the crews.
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