Covid-19: Local transmission confirmed in Kudahuvadhoo

Dhaalu Airport is a regional domestic airport located on the island of Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives | Photo: Maldives Magazine

Dh. Kudahuvadhoo, Maldives – Increased number of Covid-19 cases has confirmed a local transmission in Dh. Kudahuvadhoo.

While 19 cases have been confirmed so far, community health officer and Secretary General of Dh. Atoll Hospital, Aishath Muneera stated that looking at the condition of the island now, a local transmission had been confirmed.

Earlier this week, 6 of Dh. Kudahuvadhoo Airport workers have been tested positive for Covid-19, after surveillance samples were taken because they were symptomatic.

While 160 random samples have been taken from the island, HEOC had confirmed that 13 samples had been confirmed for the virus.

Muneera also revealed that some school students and their families have been confirmed positive for Covid-19. Due to this, the possibility of new cases are high.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) had also issued an announcement requesting all individuals who traveled from Kudahuvadhoo after the 26th of February to go into home quarantine.

It was detailed that anyone who traveled from the island to another, must undergo a quarantine period of 14 days, and that the respective health care centers must arrange for the samples to be taken for testing.

The directive further advised any individual who traveled to Malé from Kudahuvadhoo to get their samples taken from either the flu clinic near Malé Hiyaa or from the Hulhumalé or Villimalé flu clinic. As such, all such individuals must remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days and get tested again, despite an initial negative result. Travel details during the time on the island is also requested to be shared with the HPA hotline, 1676.

As per the latest statistics, a total of 22,147 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Maldives, out of which, 19,642 have made full recoveries. However there are still 2,433 active cases. 65 people have lost their lives in the hands of Covid-19 so far.