Thinadhoo, Maldives – Two people who went to G.Dh. Thinadhoo under special pass have been confirmed positive for Covid-19 and Thinadhoo has been placed under monitoring by Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Thinadhoo Local Council informs that the individuals are a part of a team by Gender Ministry who visited Thinadhoo under special pass.
“They don’t liaise with us before coming. We just found out that some people came to the island and are now Covid-19 positive. Thinadhoo Council Member
HPA reports that the 2 individuals were found to be positive after they returned to Malé and got tested for Covid-19. HPA is now contact tracing in the island and taking random samples.
A similar incident occurred two weeks ago in F. Nilandhoo when a person who visited the island as part of a team from the Environment Ministry was tested positive for Covid-19 upon their return to Malé. About 30 individuals from Nilandhoo had to be placed under quarantined due to this incident.
With the announcement of the third wave in the Maldives and the confirmation of a new variant, one of the restrictive measures introduced is the requirement for a PCR test for people living in Malé before visiting other islands.