Covid-19: Two cases recorded in Addu City

Aerial view of Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: Sun

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) has confirmed that two new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Hithadhoo, Addu City.

The representative of the hospital revealing the news on Sunday further detailed that both individuals are expatriates who were tested for the virus upon completing a mandatory home quarantine period of 14 days, and that contact tracing with regards to both cases have now been concluded.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded from the City has risen to 73, with only three active cases of now. While all cases from the city have been from quarantine, the 55 patients out of the 73 were among the expatriate workers who arrived from Cochin to Addu City to work at the area being developed as a Police training academy.

As the island has no known cases of local or community transmission, wearing masks have not been made mandatory when out in public, and neither have curfews and movement restrictions been imposed.

However, the country as a whole still continues to record double figure cases on the daily with a total of 11,505 recorded cases, out of which 937 are active cases. So far, 10,524 patients have recovered while the virus has claimed 37 lives in the country as of date.