COVID-19: Random Sampling starts in GDh. Thinadhoo

Frontline workers in GDh. Thinadhoo | Photo: Dr. Abdul Samad Memorial Hospital

Thinadhoo, Maldives – GDh. Thinadhoo has started random sampling of the island population to test for Covid-19, according to Dr. Abdul Samad Memorial Hospital.

Two people who went to GDh. 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 informed that the individuals are a part of a team by Gender Ministry who visited the island under special pass.

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.

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.