Individual quarantined in Velidhoo commits suicide

N. Velidhoo Health Center. (Photo/Noonu Daily)

An individual who was quarantined on the island of N. Velidhoo has committed suicide. 

The Council of N. Velidhoo said that the individual was from the island of K. Guraidhoo and aged 23. 

"His stepmother is from Velidhoo. But they live in Lh. Naifaru now. He was undergoing the ten-day quarantine after traveling from a resort," said Council President Asma Hussain. 

Asma said that the individual traveled to the island on May 1 and samples were collected from the individual for quarantine release last night. The individual was in quarantine alone. 

"The team that went to collect samples did not notice anything. Do not know why the individual committed suicide by hanging," said Asma. 

Safety measures instructed by the HPA have now been taken with the body, according to Asma. The result of the sample from the individual would be received tonight, she added.