Covid-19: Additional 7 cases from Hithadhoo!

Aerial view of Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: The Times of Addu

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

While all the seven new cases were from the Hithadhoo district, all of them were locals.

With todays cases the total number of positive cases recorded in Addu City reached 446, out of which 127 cases remain active. Contact tacing efforts have identified, 355 direct contacts related to the postive cases so far.

AEH also revealed that from the active cases, a total of 123 are in Hithadhoo and 04 cases in Maradhoo.

Till date, 317 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, 2021. 

Following the identification of this 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.