Covid-19: 16 islands currently under monitoring status

Fuvahmulah Thundi is a famous beach covered with pebble like sand which is found only in Fuvahmulah, Maldives | Photo: Fuvahmulah

Male’, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Wednesday revealed that currently 16 islands are placed under monitoring due to Covid-19 in Maldives.

As per the list publicized by HPA, out of the 16 islands, Fuvahmulah has been under monitoring status for the longest period of time since May 06. The remaining islands under monitoring statuses are:

  • R. Dhuvaafaru since May 25, 2021.
  • GA. Kooddoo since  June 12, 2021.
  • Sh. Foakaidhoo since July 13, 2021.
  • GDh. Nadella since July 13, 2021.
  • K. Kaashidoo since July 13, 2021.
  • HDh. Kulhudhuffushi since July 24, 2021.
  • HA. Dhidhdhoo since July 26, 2021.
  • M. Kolhufushi since July 29, 2021.
  • Sh. Feevah since July 29, 2021.
  • HA. Thakandhoo since July 30, 2021.
  • Dh. Kudahuvadhoo since July 31, 2021.
  • GA. Villingili since August 01, 2021.
  • R. Ungoofaaru since August 02, 2021.
  • L. Gan since August 03, 2021.
  • L. Fonadhoo since August 03, 2021.

HPA recently brought changes to their regulations in order to allow travel to the Islands without having to quarantine. Those who are eligible under the new regulations are those who completed both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine 14 days prior to departure as well as presenting a negative PCR test. Notably, this is only applicable to Islands with a positive rate of less than percent.

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.