Covid-19 situation in Manadhoo

Monitoring status lifted from N. Manadhoo

  • 62 samples collected from the island for Covid-19 testing returned negative
  • Monitoring measures were placed in Manadhoo island on September 11
  • 25 were identified as contacts of the positive case in the island and they are required to complete the quarantine period although they have tested negative for the virus

K. Male' 2020 Sep 16 | Wed 18:04 local 1,951

Manadhoo island in Noonu atoll - Manadhoo Council

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.

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

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