COVID-19: Concern over withholding info during contact tracing

The Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) has stated that some people who test positive for COVID-19 do not share accurate information during the contact tracing process.

Speaking at a press conference held by HEOC on Tuesday night, the centre’s Spokesperson, Dr. Nazla Rafeeq said while a record number of positive cases are being registered in the Maldives, the biggest concern is that accurate information is not being shared during contact tracing. This includes withholding information on those who were in contact with the person, which sometimes leads to life-threatening situations.

Elaborating further, Dr. Nazla said although one may not be aware that they have been infected with COVID-19, their condition could still deteriorate unexpectedly, putting them in dangerous situations. This is especially true to high-risk cases, said Nazla. She further noted the importance of sharing correct information in the fight against COVID-19 and stressed that it could save many lives.