Addu records seven new cases

Aerial view of Feydhoo, Addu City | Photo: Mihaaru

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) revealed that seven new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Addu City today. 

As per AEH, all the new cases were from the Hithadhoo district, two from the flu clinic and five from direct contact samples.

With the latest figures, the total number of positive cases recorded in Addu City is at 396 out of which 92 cases remain active. From the active cases, 454 direct contacts have been identified so far.

AEH also revealed that from the active cases, a total of 89 are in Hithadhoo, two cases in Maradhoo and one case from Feydhoo.

Till date, 302 patients made full recoveries in Addu City.

The increased cases came from a cluster with over 17 confirmed cases identified in the Hithadhoo district on June 13. 

Following the identification of said cluster, the Mayor of Addu City, Ali Nizar cautioned the people of Addu against having workers come in for domestic chores during this time, as contact tracing efforts are underway to determine the extent of the spread.

Mayor Nizar announced a full lockdown on Hithadhoo district of Addu City from June 17, due to the deteriorating Covid-19 situation.

During a press conference being held on June 15 by Addu Emergency Operations Center (AEOC), Mayor Nizar stated that in addition to the lockdown imposed on Hithadhoo, curfew in the ward was extended from 1600hrs till 0800hrs as well. 

Two permits were granted to each household for basic necessities. Sub Inspector of Police Yoosuf Looth noted that permits would be issued from the Police portal. and that the electricity meter number would be required to obtain the pass.