Covid-19: Hulhumeedhoo random samples come back negative

Hulhudhoo Harbor Project | Photo: MTCC

Hulhumeedhoo, Addu City – Addu Mayor Abdulla Sodiq informs that the random samples taken from Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo, collectively known as Hulhumeedhoo, of Addu City have come back negative.

Random sampling was carried out within the two islands to check if the virus had spread within the community. Of the 100, samples were also taken from anyone who was a direct contact of the people who tested positive.

At present, 25 people have tested positive for Covid-19 virus from the 56 samples collected from the MTCC site in Hulhudhoo. On 4 February 2021, the Hulhumeedhoo Health Center confirmed that that four expatriates tested positive for Covid-19 from the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) site located in the island.

The four individuals tested positive 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.