COVID-19: Samples will collected from Senahiya Hospital only

Sample collection services for COVID-19 testing will be available at Senahiya Military Hospital only in Male', the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said.

Over the past two years, HPA established several sample collection points across the Greater Male' Region due to the rapid spread of the virus. However, since the State of Public Health Emergency was lifted last month, most sample collection centers have been closed, including the center established in Dharubaaruge.

According to HPA, sample collection services in Male' will be available at Senahiya Hospital every Saturday to Thursday from 9 pm to 11 pm. Samples will be collected in Hulhumale' from the Hulhumale' Hospital on an appointment basis every Saturday to Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm. Those in Vilimale' can present themselves to the Vilimale Flu Clinic between 9 pm and 11 pm.

HPA no longer publishes the daily figures for COVID-19 cases and instead publishes weekly data. The most recent figures show that 665 positive cases were reported over the past week.