GA. Villingili removed from monitoring status

Health worker seen taking Covid-19 samples | Photo: Hussain Waheed

GA. Villingili, Maldives – GA. Villingili has been removed from monitoring mechanical mechanism after 72 days.

While in monitoring, the island recorded over 400 cases of Covid-19 with one fatality.

The island was placed under monitoring on May 15 and several measures were implemented in the island since then. This included a 10 hour curfew in addition to stopping parties, meetings and mass gatherings.

In addition to this, salons, gyms and other sports facilities were also closed during the period. Taxis also provided their services according to the guidelines of the Health Protection Agency.

Online classes were being held for students of schools, colleges and universities as physical classes are not allowed for the students. Restaurants and hotels also stopped dine in services and provided takeaway services during normal hours.

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.

Latest statistics from HPA reveals that Maldives has recorded a total of 76,953 positive cases, of which 2,611 are currently active, and 74,110 people made full recoveries. While 105 new cases were recorded over the past 24 hours, out of the 5424 samples that were taken, HPA informs that 22 cases were from the greater Male’ area, 68 cases from Inhabited islands and no cases were recorded from operational resorts in Maldives.