Covid-19: One new positive cases in Addu City

Gan, Addu City - where Dhoogas is located | Photo: PSM

Addu City, Maldives – Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) has confirmed that an additional Covid-19 case has been recorded in Addu City.

The case was discovered among the Indian expatriates quarantined at Dhoogas, where there are currently 83 people in home quarantine. Due to this, all 83 people in the facility will now be required to remain in quarantine for an additional 14 days starting from Tuesday, as the case was recorded on Monday.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded from the City has risen to 74, with only four active cases of now. While all cases from the city have been from quarantine, 56 patients out of the 74 were among the expatriate workers who arrived from Cochin to Addu City to work at the area being developed as a Police training academy, including the case recorded on Monday.

As the City 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