The total number of Covid-19 cases in southernmost Addu City has risen to 14 following the detection of two new cases.
According to the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC), two individuals aged 38 and 42 respectively had tested positive for the infection on Wednesday.
One of the patients, a Bangladeshi national was in home quarantine in Hulhudhoo district.
Both are currently doing well, Addu Online cited the Addu Equatorial Hospital’s Manager, Sharaf Saadath.
While a total of 14 cases have been discovered from the southernmost city thus far, everyone except for the two new cases have since recovered.
Covid-19 cases being reported in residential islands of recent have been spiking after authorities began allowing travel to and from the virus’s epicenter, Greater Malé Region. Numerous individuals traveling to residential islands have been testing positive during and at the end of their 14-day quarantine period. Following this, authorities have begun enforcing stricter home quarantine guidelines.