After a month, monitoring mechanisms on Hoededhdhoo lifted

G. Dh. Hoadedhoo.

After more than a month, monitoring mechanisms on the island of Hodedhdhoo, where a local transmission of COVID-19 was detected, has been lifted.

The island was placed under mechanisms on September 3 due to two random samples testing positive for the virus. Monitoring mechanisms on the island was lifted today at 8:51. 

Out of the 45 cases confirmed in the island due to the transmission, 44 have made recoveries. The last positive case on the island was on September 24. The individual was a contact of another in quarantine. 

A total of 462 samples were taken from the island.

How did the local transmission start?

The first case of the virus in Hoadedhdhoo was identified on September 3. They were four individuals in home-quarantine.

Two others with no links to the previous four cases later tested positive for the virus upon testing.

Others in contact with these two independent cases later tested positive for the virus. A total of 45 cases of the virus were identified from the island.