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.