COVID-19: Over 200 cases active in Addu City!

Police check point in Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: adduLIVE

Addu City, Maldives – The total number of active cases in Addu City has increased to 216 with 37 new cases recorded yesterday.

As of 18:00 on Tuesday, the Southernmost city of Maldives reported 37 new cases with 17 new positive cases recorded in Hithadhoo, 13 in Maradhoo, 2 in Feydhoo and 5 new cases in Meedhoo. Of the new cases 2 cases are from random samples. Hospitalized cases have jumped to 3.

The joint islands of Addu City were placed under monitoring by Health Protection Agency (HPA) on 28 August with curfew imposed on Saturday amid an increasing number of Covid-19 cases. However, Meedhoo and connecting Hulhudhoo were exempt from the monitoring status.

Addu EOC released a statement detailing the measures to be observed in Addu City effective 30 August 2021, after Health Protection Agency (HPA) placed Addu City’s connected islands, Hithadhoo, Feydhoo, Maradhoo and Maradhoo Feydhoo under monitoring status.

The Covid-19 safety measures implemented include,

  • Gatherings including parties to be stopped for 2 weeks, effective Monday.
  • Schools to be closed for two weeks. Education Ministry may decide to hold classes for grades 9 and above with precautionary measures.
  • Curfew to be observed from 21:00 to 04:00 starting Sunday, 29 August 2021.Food establishments to be open for dine in services until 21:00 and must provide delivery services only until 00:00.
  • Shops to be open for customers until 21:00 and must provide delivery services only until 22:00.

Effective 30 August 2021, passengers departing Addu City must get approval from Addu EOC and carry a negative PCR test. Travellers may receive a free PCR test from Addu Equatorial Hospital.