Addu City, Maldives – The Mayor of Addu City has confirmed that two new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded from Hithadhoo, Addu City.
The two Maldivians, who consulted the flu clinic in Hithadhoo tested positive today, and are not believed to have been in quarantine prior to testing.
Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) is yet to confirm further details. According to local media sources, the island would be put under monitoring status.
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.
According to the Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC), no contacts were established at the time, as per the information received by authorities. However, now that four new cases have been identified, contact tracing and sampling is on going in the districts to determine the scale of the spread.