The Maldives has now placed 17 islands under monitoring mechanisms as a result of a spike in COVID-19 cases.
R. Dhuvaafaru has the worst COVID-19 status of any of the islands under monitoring procedures, with 148 active cases. Since being placed under lockdown on May 25, the island has recorded a total of 916 positive cases.
According to the Health Protection Agency’s list of islands under lockdown, Adh. Mahibadhoo was most recently placed under monitoring status on Saturday after a child and his parents tested positive for COVID-19 in Adh. Atoll Hospital. This is the third time the island has been placed under monitoring status due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Furthermore, Sh. Milandhoo was placed under monitoring procedures on Friday after four COVID-19 cases were discovered on the island, including three schoolchildren.
The following islands are currently under lockdown:
- Ha. Ihavandhoo
- N. Feevah
- Dh. Kudahuvadhoo
- Aa. Himandhoo
- Adh. Hangnaamedhoo
- Ga. Kanduhulhudhoo
- M. Maduvvaree
- K. Gaafaru
- K. Kaashidhoo
- Gdh. Gadhdhoo
- Gdh. Madaveli
- Th. Veymandoo
- L. Mundoo
Maldives has seen an overall decrease in COVID-19 cases, with a daily average of 100 cases. The country has recorded a total of 225 COVID-19 deaths.
More than 300,000 people have been fully vaccinated against the virus as part of the country’s huge immunization campaign, with the goal of vaccinating 90% of the eligible population by the end of August.