BREAKING: Additional Covid-19 positive case from Feydhoo

Aerial view of Hithadhoo flats | Photo: The Times of Addu

Addu City, Maldives – An addition Maldivian has tested positive from the island of Feydhoo bringing the new cluster in Addu City to a total of three.

This comes after two Maldivians, who consulted the flu clinic in Hithadhoo tested positive today, and are not believed to have been in quarantine prior to testing.

Speaking to local media outlet “adduLIVE”, Mayor of Addu City, Abdulla Sodiq (Sobe) said that the first two people who tested positive had come in to contact with AVSECOM trainer who came from Malé under special permit and that the cases are probably linked to the training.

Mayor Sodiq also told that contact training was ongoing for everyone who had attended this training held in Gan island for airport staffs and told that inter-island travel has been restricted to essential reasons only.

These cases come after 24 people tested positive from the MTCC worksite in Hulhumeedhoo. On February 4, 2021 Hulhumeedhoo Health Center cofirmed that that four expatriates tested positive for Covid-19 from the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) site located in the island. Further testing of the people revealed a total of 24 positive cases from this cluster. 

Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo, collectively sometimes called Hulhumeedhoo, were placed under monitoring status on Thursday, after four individuals who were not in quarantine tested positive from the MTCC site. This comes one week after two positive cases were recorded from the same site, however, from quarantine.