COVID-19: Eydhafushi cases rise to 99

B. Eydhafushi. (Photo/Eydhafushi Times)

The number of COVID-19 cases reported from the island of B. Eydhafushi has increased to 99. 

Eydhafushi was placed under monitoring mechanisms on April 19 after the detection of COVID-19 cases. 

The B. Atoll Hospital in Eydhafushi stated today that a total of 99 cases, excluding those in home-quarantine, had been identified from the island community within just a week. Including those in home-quarantine, a total of 137 had been reported from the island. 37 of the cases had made full recoveries since then, according to the hospital.

Eydhafushi Council had previously stated that there were two main scenarios of how the virus reached the populous island. One was by a voter who traveled from Male' City for the recently held local council elections after travel easements were introduced by the health authorities for the election and the other was through the crew of a speedboat which travels between the island and Male' City.

HPA has requested anyone who traveled from the island to any other location in the country within April to report themselves, for the possibility that the virus could spread to more islands. Those who traveled from the island are also required to quarantine for a period of ten days.