Covid-19: 15 islands under monitoring status

Gdh. Thinadhoo | Photo: One Online

Male’, Maldives – The latest statistics from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that there are currently 15 islands under monitoring due to Covid-19 in Maldives.

HPA on Monday publicized a list, informing that there are currently 14 islands under monitoring statuses. Out of which, GDh. Thinadhoo has been under monitoring status for the longest period of time since April 24. The remaining islands under monitoring statuses are:

  • F. Feeali since May 02, 2021.
  • Fuvahmulah City since May 6, 2021.
  • GA. Villingilli since May 15, 2021.
  • AA. Thoddoo since May 24.
  • R. Dhuvaafaru since 25 May.
  • GA. Voodoo since June 12, 2021.
  • HA. Dhihdhoo since June 24, 2021.
  • R. Meedhoo since June 30.
  • K. Guraidhoo since July 07, 2021.
  • Sh. Foakaidhoo since July 13, 2021.
  • GDh. Nadella since July 13, 2021.
  • K. Kaashidoo since July 13, 2021.
  • AA. Rasdhoo since July 17.
  • Th. Kinbidhoo since July 20.

Addu City was also under monitoring status since May 1st, until the City Council on Monday announced the decision to lift monitoring status off the city.

HPA recently changed their regulations to allow travel to the Islands without having to quarantine for those who completed both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine 14 days prior to departure. A negative PCR test is also required to travel under this regulation. However, this regulation is only applicable to Islands with a positive rate of less than percent.

HPA reported 169 new cases of Covid-19 in Maldives, out of the 4,932 samples that were taken yesterday. As per the agency, out of the new cases, 24 cases were from the Greater Malé area, while 127 cases were recorded from inhabited islands, 15 cases from operational resorts and three from live aboard.

With that, the total number of confirmed cases in Maldives has risen to 76,188, out of which only 2,619 cases are active. To date, 73,340 patients have made full recoveries and 207 Covid-19 related fatalities were seen from the country since the pandemic began.

Currently, there are only eight patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country.

Maldives recently saw the biggest wave of Covid-19 to have hit the country since the pandemic began with a record number of daily cases. Alarmingly, the most recent case numbers indicate a higher positive rate in the islands while capital city Malé recovers. The numbers have now slowly started to decrease and citizens are advised to strictly obey HPA guidelines and remain at home as much a possible.