JUST IN: Male’ on lockdown

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that Male’ will be placed on a temporary lockdown for the next 24 hours effective immediately.

This comes following the announcement of a local testing positive for Covid-19 in Male’ without any prior travel history in recent times. The person was found to have been infected by the coronavirus after consulting the flu clinic near Male’ Hiyaa on 14th of April, after showing symptoms similar to those of Covid-19.

Authorities have since cordoned off the area and have quarantined the residence of the individual and have also undertaken contact tracing measures.

The individual has since been transferred to an isolation facility.