ASC is not the cause of Addu Cluster: Aviation Security Command

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Gan International Airport in Addu City managed by Addu International Airports company | Photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives — The Aviation Security Command (ASC) has asserted that the Command is deeply saddened to hear false accusations that the raising cluster in Addu City is due to an employee of ASC who came to Addu City via special permit.

The ASC denied the accusation of the Mayor of Addu City, Abdullah Sodiq who said that the spread of Covid-19 is related to a team of trainers of ASC who arrived to Addu under a special travel permit.

ASC agreed that two employees of their Training Unit 2 had arrived to Addu City on February 2nd, 2021. However, they noted that employees were brought to this training by adhering to the guidelines given by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) after a negative PCR test was presented.

The false accusation spread saying that the Hithadhoo cluster is due to the employees of ASC is a very irresponsible act.


ASC stated that as the employees of their Command needs to be trained regularly and as the training was absolutely necessary, they had properly adhered to the guidelines given by the HPA when the training was conducted. Along with this, the Command stressed that their employees work responsibly in the Command.

This is why, the Command stated that they do not accept anyone blaming the employees of the Command and defaming the Command over an accusation that is incorrect. The Command further stated that they are saddened to know that the higher authorities have spread such accusations regarding the Command without even consenting the Command.

The statement from ASC comes after the Mayor Sodiq revealed that the two positive cases identified from Hithadhoo today were contacts of a team who arrived from Male’ for an Aviation Security Command training.