HPA to release 49 people in quarantine

The government has stated that 49 people that have been quarantined as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 will be released on Saturday.

In a news brief held Friday night to provide information on the situation in Maldives, the government’s spokesperson Mabrook Azeez said several people who are in quarantine facilities will be released on Saturday. Samples have been taken of the 49 people scheduled for release, he added. Mabrook said the Health Protection Agency (HPA) will be contacting their families to receive them on Saturday. He urged only one family member to attend the facilities to receive the released individuals.

“Tomorrow, some people who are at the quarantine facilities in the Maldives will be released. Among them, 49 people have now been tested, and if their samples come back negative, they will be released. My advice on this matter is, only one family member to attend to receive them, and not to crowd the place”, said Mabrook.

Currently, there are 881 people in the quarantine facilities and 11 people in the isolation facilities.

According to HPA, until to date, 1443 samples have been taken, out of which 19 have tested positive, and 1364 samples have tested negative while 51 people’s test results have not come back yet.