BREAKING: Aviation Cluster – additional 06 positive cases

Picture from training held by Aviation Security Command | Photo: AVSECOM

Addu City, Maldives – With additional six cases identified from the cluster formed among the participants of an Aviation Security Command (AVSECOM) training held at Addu City, the total toll of the cluster has risen to 28.

The latest information revealed by the Addu Emergency Operation Center (AEOC) on February 11, 2021 states that the number of direct contacts in connection to the Aviation Cluster has reached 310.

The Mayor of the city, Abdullah Sodiq (Sobe) detailed that from the samples that were taken over the past two weeks, they have received the samples of six positive Covid-19 cases further increasing the number of primary contacts by a great extend.

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 28 in just five days.

As the Hithadhoo Cluster has not only spread to Feydhoo, but to GDh. Thinadhoo with contacts in Maradhoo and Maradhoofeydhoo as well, HEOC has instructed all citizens to be attentive on taking precautions against the Covid-19 virus.

Currently there are two clusters in Addu City, due to which the total number of cases from both clusters has risen to 55, with an additional independent case identified today prior to quarantine release, taking the number of total active cases in the city to 55.