Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) has changed its contact tracing process to focus on individuals in the high-risk category in response to a substantial increase in new COVID-19 cases.
The contact tracing process is experiencing delays due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, according to HEOC’s Head of Contact Tracing, Aminath Aroosha, who also confirmed that when tracing contacts from a positive case in the Greater Male’ Area, they will now prioritize people in the high-risk category.
She clarified that the goal is to locate high-risk individuals as soon as possible and provide them with the necessary treatment and care.
HEOC’s high-risk category includes people over the age of 60, children under the age of one, pregnant women, people with long-term illnesses and asthma, and differently abled people.
She also stated that the new guidelines would only be implemented in the Greater Male’ Area and that residential islands and resorts will continue to use the current contact tracing procedure.