Thinadhoo under monitoring after detection of COVID-19 cases

G. Dh. Thinadhoo. (Photo/Studio 33)

The island of GDh. Thinadhoo has been placed under monitoring mechanisms after cases of COVID-19 were identified from the island. 

Thinadhoo Council President Ali Amjad, speaking with Sun said that the case was a contact of an individual in quarantine in the island. 

“The individual is a contact of a person in quarantine. They were living in the same residence. After the quarantined person tested positive, the individual was identified from contact tracing and later tested positive,” said Amjad. 

He noted that the positive case was identified yesterday and that two more samples were pending. The results of those two samples would clear the situation on the island as they are both connected with the same cases. 

“The person quarantined remained so. However, the contact had gone outdoors,” said Amjad. 

HPA has ordered monitoring mechanisms on the island of around 8,000 in population. Restrictive measures have banned activities such as group breakfasts during the month of Ramadan as well as parties and gatherings. Thinadhoo was also placed under monitoring almost a month ago after cases were detected on the island. A total of eight cases were detected from the island back then.