An individual in home quarantine in B. Kamadhoo after travelling from Male’ City has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The individual was tested following the completion of the 14-day home quarantine period.
The case in Kamadhoo, increases the number of islands in B. Atoll with confirmed coronavirus cases to four; three residential islands and one resort island closed for renovation.
It includes two migrant workers quarantined in B. Eydhafushi, one person quarantined in B. Hithadhoo, and four migrant workers who worked on a renovation project in Seaside Finolhu Maldives (B. Kanufushi).
Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced on Wednesday that it has 12 islands under active surveillance. It includes nine residential islands: H. A. Kelaa, R. Dhuvaafaru, R. Hulhudhuffaaru, R. Inguraidhoo, B, Eydhafushi, B. Hithadhoo, Lh. Kurendhoo , A. A. Thoddoo, and K. Maafushi; and three resort islands: Cheval Blanc Randheli, Soneva Jani and Seaside Finolhu Maldives.
People who travel to other residential islands from Male’ – the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Maldives – are required to undergo 14 days of home quarantine and tests clearing them of the new coronavirus before they are allowed to mingle with local populations.
Editor's note: Health Ministry initially misidentified the coronavirus patient in Kamadhoo as a Bangladeshi national, but the B. Atoll Hospital states that the person to test positive is a Maldivian national in home quarantine in Kamadhoo. This article has been edited in light of the B. Atoll Hospital’s statement.