Covid-19 community transmission

Home-quarantined Fuvahmulah native tests positive for Covid-19

  • The individual tested positive after completing the required quarantine period

K. Male' 2020 Aug 05 | Wed 17:21 local 4,063

Fuvahmulah City - MTCC

A Covid-19 case has been confirmed in Fuvahmulah City on Wednesday.

The Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) revealed that a 36-year-old woman native to Fuvahmulah City tested positive after having completed the required 14-day home quarantine period.

Samples that were taken from the woman upon completion of her quarantine period, tested positive for the virus.

Local media outlets have cited the City Council’s president having noted that the woman was quarantined at home with her family members.

As per procedure, contact tracing is underway in order to identify members of her family who may have been infected.

HEOC refrained from disclosing further information regarding the case.

Thus far, Maldives has confirmed at total of 4,446 out of which 2,693 has recovered thus far.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) earlier made it mandatory for those travelling from the Greater Malé Region to undergo a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days after which they may go about their normal lives, once they test negative for the virus.

This is being done as a precautionary measure due to the increasing cases of the infection in the region.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Simaha Naseem

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