Covid-19 cases in Fuvahmulah rise to 50!

Aerial view of Fuvahmulah City harbor area | Photo: Trip Advisor

Fuvahmulah City, Maldives – Director of Health Protection Agency (HPA) Ahmed Nasir speaking at last night’s press conference, said that there are currently 3 clusters of Covid-19 in Fuvahmulah City and that 50 people have tested positive for the disease from the one island atoll.

Ahmed Nasir said that along with the 50 positive cases, they have also identified 959 contacts of the three clusters and that the contact tracing is still ongoing. The most recent cluster was identified this week with a 13 year old boy testing positive for Covid-19 after consulting the flu clinic.

Since the first Covid-19 positive case outside quarantine, the single island city has been placed under monitoring, with strict movement restrictions until all contacts are identified, quarantined and tested.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that as the number of Covid-19 cases are increasing at a rapid rate, they have imposed a curfew in Fuvahmulah City from 20:00 till 04:00 starting from February 13th.

Along with this, the residents of Fuvahmulah city are forbidden to go from one house to another and to also travel from one district to another in the city until further notice.

The agency has also instructed that going out in groups of more than 3 is also not allowed under the new guidelines, and that when out, masks are always mandatory in the region. Parties, events and ceremonies are also forbidden in the island due to Covid-19 in addition to immediate closure of salons, gyms, hair salons and sport activities as well.