Kulhudhufushi removed from monitoring status

Frontline workers out in public collecting samples | Photo: One Online

Kulhudhufushi, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has lifted the monitoring status from Kulhudhufushi city effective from 8 May 2021.

Kulhudhufushi was placed under monitoring status on 2 May 2021 and now has been removed from the status on 8 May 2021 after random samples came back negative.

Kulhudhufushi Regional Hospital informed that 234 random samples were collected from the island over the past 3 days with 100 samples being collected the third day. All the samples tested negative for Covid-19. The hospital thanked everyone who helped them reach the numbers.

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.