Covid-19: 66 people positive from Felivaru

Felivaru island, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives | Photo: Arshad

Lh. Felivaru, Maldives – Lhaviyani Atoll Hospital has revealed that 66 people have been confirmed from Felivaru island.

According to the statistics released by the hospital, 66 samples had come back positive out of the 104 samples taken from the island. While 88 sample results had been confirmed, 22 people had tested negative for Covid-19.

This comes following the island of Lh. Naifaru being placed under monitoring on 23 March 2021 after one employee of the hospital who travelled to R. Ungoofaaru tested positive for Covid-19. Lhaviyani Atoll hospital located in Lh. Naifaru was shut down for contact tracing due to as well.

Individuals were requested to inform the nearest health center or hospital and follow quarantine protocols if they had travelled to and from 10 March 2021 and quarantine for 10 days. Upon completion of 10 days, individuals are supposed to get tested for Covid-19.

The same is protocols were announced to be followed for individuals who travelled to and from Lh. Felivaru after 1 March 2021. 

Felivaru island is the base for one of the biggest fish canning factories in Maldives. Felivaru Cannery is the first industrial processing operation setup in the Maldives in 1977. The EU approved cannery, MDV 001 provides private labelled packing according to customer’s specifications Renowed brands contracted with Felivaru cannery includes, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury, Migros All raw materials are directly purchased from local fishermen and is caught by Pole and line fishing method Fresh catch is available year round and cannery is supported with a raw material storage of more than 5000 MT.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that the country has recorded a total of 23,091 cases including 162 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives yesterday, along with 80 recoveries. Since the country recorded its first case of Covid-19, Maldives has reported 66 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 59 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.