The Health Protection Agency (HPA)'s monitoring mechanisms have been activated in the northern city, Kulhudhuffushi once again.
Kulhudhuffushi was placed under HPA monitoring after a person who consulted at the city's Flu Clinic tested positive for COVID-19. An official from Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital said the individual works as a crewman on a boat that travels between capital Male' and Kulhudhuffushi. The individual consulted at the Flu Clinic after he exhibited symptoms of the virus. His contacts have been identified and testing is now ongoing. 27 contacts have been identified thus far and13 households linked to the cases have been quarantined.