Two expatriates that traveled to R. Inguraidhoo has tested positive for COVID-19.
Inguraidhoo Council Vice President Abdulla Hassan, speaking with Sun said that the two individuals were Bangladeshi nationals that traveled to the island 14 days ago and were in home-quarantine.
“They tested positive after samples were collected to release them from home-quarantine. Rigorous contact tracing efforts are underway. They arrived 14 days ago and tested positive after samples were collected from them after the completion of their quarantine.” Said Abdulla.
A total of eight traveled to Inguraidhoo along with them, the remaining, all locals, had tested negative for the virus, according to Abdulla.
“We are now advising people to wear masks and maintain social distancing in light of the positive cases. Elderly people and individuals with chronic illnesses are also not to attend mosques for praying.” Said Abdulla.
Previous positive cases were identified from the islands of R. Dhuvaafaru and R. Hulhudhuffaaru as well. They were all individuals in home-quarantine on the island.