Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that the island of GA Villingilli is no longer under monitoring.
Monitoring was discontinued in Villingilli on Tuesday, with HPA saying there was no further reason to monitor the island and that restrictive measures would be dissolved beginning Tuesday night.
The island was first brought under a state of monitoring on January 14, and though it has now been discontinued, members of the public are advised to remain cautious in following the Covid-19 health and safety measures in place.
A school student in GA. Villingilli had tested positive for Covid-19 after visiting Dhevvadhoo island of the same atoll, where a large Covid-19 cluster had formed as a result of community transmission. Another school age child living in this student's home also tested positive, but no further cases were reported in relation to this link. As of Monday, the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) has confirmed 69 active cases of Covid-19 in the country as linked to the Dhevvadhoo cluster.
According to the Manager of GA. Atoll Hospital, Adam Shareef, nine people are currently receiving treatment at the GA Villingilli Covid Management Facility, including four persons from Dhaandhoo and five from Dhevvadhoo island.