COVID-19: Fuvahmulah City records 26 recoveries

Fuvahmulah Thundi is a famous beach covered with pebble like sand which is found only in Fuvahmulah, Maldives | Photo: Fuvahmulah

Fuvahmulah City, Maldives – Fuvahmulah City has recorded additional 7 recoveries of Covid-19 from the island.

Fuvahmulah Emergency Operation Centre (FEOC) has stated that as of 18:00 yesterday, the island has recorded additional 7 recoveries in addition to another positive case of Covid-19.

With the additional 7 recoveries, the total recoveries from the island has increased to 26. This leaves the city with 25 active cases of Covid-19 as of now. While 241 samples were collected yesterday, FEOC said that there are still 430 samples without receiving the result.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) also 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 measures have now been extended by one week.

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, gatherings, events and ceremonies are also prohibited in the island due to Covid-19 in addition to immediate closure of salons, gyms, hair salons and sport activities as well.

Three clusters have been identified in Fuvahmulah City thus far. This includes an individual testing positive after returning from UAE, a cluster related to an Addu individual who tested positive as well as a third cluster recently identified within the island.