29 islands currently under monitoring

Health worker seen taking Covid-19 samples | Photo: Hussain Waheed

Malé, Maldives – Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) revealed that there are 29 island currently placed under monitoring mechanisms due to Covid-19.

According to the latest statistics revealed by HPA, N. Velidhoo and Sh. Funadhoo have also been placed under monitoring mechanisms as of yesterday. Velidhoo was brought to monitoring status following 16 tourists from the island testing positive for Covid-19. Funadhoo was placed under monitoring following visitors to the island testing positive.

Due to increased number of Covid-19 cases, multiple measures have been taken by HPA to minimize the spread of Covid-19. This includes extending the mandatory quarantine to 14 days as well.

Maldives recorded the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the pandemic hit the tiny island nation with 766 cases yesterday. With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 34,134 out of which 25,782 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 7, 2021.

While the country is currently going through one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 205 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country. With majority of the hospitalized patients being in the capital, experts continuously reiterate the importance of taking preventive steps against Covid-19, such as maintaining adequate physical distancing, wearing masks and practicing hand hygiene.