Gaafaru has been placed under the Health Protection Agency (HPA)'s monitoring status after COVID-19 cases were identified on the island.
A school teacher and a support staff at the island's school tested positive for COVID-19. HPA said entry and exit from the island will remain restricted until the contact tracing process is completed.
19 islands are currently under HPA monitoring. They are R. Dhuvaafaru, K. Kaashidhoo, Sh. Feevah, Ha. Thakandhoo, Dh. Kudahuvadhoo, Aa. Himandhoo, HDh. Makunudhoo, B. Eydhafushi, B. Kamadhoo, ADh.Hangyameedhoo, HDh. Nellaidhoo, Ha. Ihavandhoo, GDh. Thinadhoo, ADh. Dhangethi, Ga. Maamendhoo, Ga. Kanduhulhudhoo, M. Maduvvari and R. Alifushi.