Public health authorities have lifted the monitoring measures placed in Manadhoo island of Noonu atoll.
This was done after test results for 62 samples collected from the island for Covid-19 testing returned negative.
Monitoring measures were placed in Manadhoo island on September 11, after an individual in home quarantine tested positive for the global pandemic. Entry and exit from the island were immediately prohibited, as ordered by the Director General of Public Health, Maimoona Aboobakuru.
Following the confirmation of the positive case, authorities collected samples from 25 individuals who came into contact with the patient and 37 more samples were collected from the island community to detect a possible community spread.
Noonu Atoll Hospital Manager Ismail Shafeeq confirmed that all samples tested negative and that the contacts will still remain in home quarantine until their 14 days are up.
He further noted that the patient is not exhibiting any symptoms and is doing well.
There are active Covid-19 cases in 21 residential islands currently, according to the statistics by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Monitoring measures are currently effective in Hoandedhdhoo island and Madaveli island of Gaaf Dhaal atoll.