Addu situation is serious, stay at home: Dr. Solih

CEO of Addu Equatorial Hospital Dr. Mohamed Solih | Photo: The Times of Addu

Addu City, Maldives – CEO of Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) Dr. Mohamed Solih has said that the current Covid-19 outlook in Addu City is serious, and has advised all residents to stay home.

He said this in a currently ongoing press conference by Addu Emergency Operation Centre (AEOC).

Earlier today Addu Emergency Operation Center (AEOC) had revealed that the total number of direct contacts in connection to the the Covid-19 cluster formed among the participants of an Aviation Security Command training held in Gan, referred to as the Aviation Cluster, had reached 263, as the positive toll remained at 24.

The total number of positive cases include the 2 cases identified from Thinadhoo island of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, of which one person was a participant of the training held at Gan, while the other was a direct contact.

The Aviation cluster was identified on 6th February, after two participants of the training consulted the flu clinic after becoming symptomatic, and were subsequently tested, which resulted in the samples testing positive for Covid-19. With this, the contact tracing efforts were initiated, and more cases were discovered, which have gone up to 24 in just three days.

Currently there are two clusters of Covid-19 in Addu City – one being the Aviation cluster, and the other being in Hulhumeedhoo at the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) site. 26 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded from the site, totaling the active number of cases in the city to 49, including a positive case identified today from a quarantine release sample.