Covid-19: Addu records two positive cases

Addu City, Maldives – Deputy Director General of Health Protection Agency (HPA) has confirmed to ‘The Times of Addu’ that two positive cases have been recorded in Addu City.

The first positive case was announced sometime during Saturday night, of a police officer who had given a random sample to Male’ on his way to fly to Addu City. The officer who was home quarantined in Feydhoo of Addu City got his results back on Saturday, declaring that he had in fact, tested positive for the virus.

So far it has been established that he had only one direct contact, which is his wife, who went to pick him up from the airport. According to a Facebook post by the wife of the officer, he is doing well despite testing positive.

The second case in Addu was a Bangladeshi national who was confirmed to have tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday morning, following a test that was administered after the home quarantine period was over. The individual is a 38 year old male who works for a construction company currently working at Addu High School. It has been reported that the accommodation block, where the workers were residing, including the individual who tested positive for the virus has been placed under monitoring until contact tracing has been carried out.

No further updates have been provided by any authorities yet.