Covid-19: one island, two safaris under monitoring

  • Reethi Beach of Baa atoll is under monitoring along with Island Safari one and Equator Safari
  • Monitoring measures on all other islands has been lifted and is being lifted
  • Total of 732 samples taken thus far

Zunana Zalif

K. Male' 2020 Mar 24 | Tue 15:13 local 2,560

Covid-19 spokesperson, Mabrook Aziz - RaajjeMV

Authorities have revealed that there are two safari boats and one island under monitoring as of Tuesday.

Speaking to press on Tuesday afternoon, government spokesperson for all thing Covid-19, Mabrook Aziz revealed that Reethi Beach or Fonimagoodhoo island in Baa atoll is currently under monitoring, along with Island Safari 1, where the last two cases were reported and Equator Safari.

Mabrook noted that Reethi Beach has been placed under monitoring “again” following an expatriate and a Maldivian on the island reporting Covid-19-like symptoms.

Following this, a rapid response team was dispatched to the island and they have begun work to take samples from the individuals.

Monitoring measures on all other islands have been lifted, and they are being lifted in Anantara Dhigu as well as Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives.

In addition, Mabrook added that there are a total of 577 individuals quarantined currently, with 19 in isolation facilities; 16 in Velidhu Island Resort and three in Dharumavantha Hospital.

Out of the 732 samples taken thus far, 719 tested negative and 13, positive, said the spokesperson.

There have been a total of 13 confirmed cases in the Maldives up until Tuesday, the last two cases were reported on 15 March. All the cases are from resorts and from foreigners; five in Kuredu Island Resort, and two each from Sandies Bathala, Kuramathi, Anantara Dhigu and Island Safari 1.

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