Travel restrictions placed on AA.Thoddoo

AA.Thoddoo | Photo: Agoda

Male’, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has placed AA.Thoddoo under monitoring status, effectively restricting travel to and from the island.

This was done as health authorities need to conduct Covid-19 related investigations in the island, reportedly after a traveler from the island tested positive for Covid-19 in capital Male’.

With the island being place on monitoring status, all unauthorized access to the island and departure from the island has been prohibited. Any violations of HPA guidelines or request may carry large fines.

Covid cases have been popping up in various Maldivian islands, with cases confirmed in Kolhufushi, Thinadhoo and Fuvahmulah confirmed earlier today. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Maldives has surpassed 15,000 after HPA informed additional 109 Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

51 deaths have been recorded so far in the Maldives, with active cases reaching over 1,000 for the first time since the disease was first discovered in the Maldives.