Felivaru Cluster: Positive cases surge to 253!

Lh. Atoll, Maldives – Health Emergency Operation Center has revealed that the Covid-19 positive cases in Lh. Felivaru has escalated to 253.

According to the latest Covid-19 statistics released by HEOC 109 Maldivians and 114 foreigners have tested positive for the virus in Felivaru.

Felivaru was placed under monitoring on 24 March when a Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Limited (MIFCO) worker tested positive for Covid-19. In addition to Lh. Felivaru, Maldives has seen a surge in cases in the islands with 887 active cases recorded in 58 islands.

MIFCO has previously stated that their product supply will not be hindered, even though Lh. Felivaru is currently under monitoring status.

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 24,548 cases including 169 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives yesterday. 67 positive cases were recorded in Malé while 65 were found in inhabited islands. Since the country recorded its first case of Covid-19, Maldives has reported 67 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 60 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.