Covid-19: 91% received 1st dose, 50% received 2nd dose in Addu City

A nurse at Addu Equatorial Hospital prepares to administer a dose of Covishield Covid-19 vaccine | Photo: adduLIVE

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) has revealed that 91 percent of eligible population of Addu City have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 50 percent have received their second dose.

In the statistics revealed by AEH, out of the 14,050 people who had gotten their first dose, 12,517 people were given Covishield while 1,533 were given Sinopharm vaccine.

While a total of 7,938 people had received their second dose, till date 7,099 were administered their second dose of Covishield and 839 have been administered with Sinopharm.

The statistics released by AEH comes while vaccination has been stopped in Addu City following the strict measures imposed to curb down the current spread of Covid-19 in the city.

While Addu City recorded 03 cases of yesterday, the total number of active cases has increased to 121. From the total positive cases, 499 direct contacts have been identified so far.

From the postive cases in the city, 182 have recovered so far while 02 people have passed away. From the statistics revealed by AEH, there are total 81 cases from Hithadhoo, 07 cases from Maradhoo, 02 case from MaradhooFeydhoo, 02 cases from Feydhoo, 01 case from MNDF area in Gan, 26 cases from Hulhudhoo, 01 cases from Meedhoo and 01 case from South Palm Resort which are currently active. 

While the new Addu City Council has pledged to place additional restrictions in the city, Health Protection Agency (HPA) has extended the curfew imposed in the city from 16:00 to 04:00 for a week from June 2, 2021 onward. 

During curfew times, going out in public and the operation of any vehicles on the road is prohibited. 

In addition to this, travel within islands of Addu City have also been banned and also visiting from house to house have also been banned in Addu City until May 26, 2021. 

Further restrictions imposed also stated that going out in groups of more than 3 is also not allowed under the new guidelines, and that when out, masks are always mandatory in the region.

In addition to these, dine-ins and operations of roadside food stalls, gyms and hair saloons has also been suspended, with only delivery allowed for restaurants and cafés. However, he revealed that shops will be open as per the Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines during this time and only take away services from restaurants to be provided before curfew times.