BREAKING: 6 direct contacts of Hithadhoo case test positive!

Aerial view of Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: Vaguthu

Addu City, Maldives – Six people who were direct contacts of the individual who was found to be positive for Covid-19 from Hithadhoo have also tested positive for the virus.

According to the information received by ‘The Times of Addu’, all six members are from the same household of yesterdays positive individual.

The 25 year old was found to be positive yesterday after she consulted Hithadhoo Flu Clinic after getting symptomatic.

These cases come while Addu City has been placed under monitoring on May 1 following a 28 year old individual being found to be positive after consulting the Hithadhoo flu clinic in Addu Equatorial Hospital and had several contacts including high risk category people. 

In addition to this, several individuals from Meedhoo island of the city had tested positive after a cluster from a boat traveling between Addu City and Malé City was identified on April 29, 2021. 

As per the announcement, all travel to and from the city has been banned until further notice. Any essential travel, must also be authorized in writing by the Social Support Desk (SSD) of Addu.