Kolhufushi Cluster: Now at 9 Positive Covid-19 cases

Collection of random samples at M. Kolhufushi | Photo: Addulive

Kolhufushi, Maldives – The cases have increased to 9 few hours after 7 people tested positive for Covid-19 in M. Kolhufushi today.

Speaking to “Addulive” the Local Council President Hussain Shamil said previously today that the positive cases were found through random sample testing of around 105 people. A child is among the positive cases.

The council president also noted that there is an increasing number of people with flu symptoms in the island. Efforts are being made to get more people tested.

Kolhufushi was placed under monitoring on 24 January 2021 after a person who went to the capital city Malé from the island was tested positive for Covid-19. The island is currently under lockdown with no entry or exit allowed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).