Doctor at Baa Atoll Hospital tests positive for COVID-19

A doctor at Baa Atoll Hospital in Eydhafushi island has tested positive for COVID-19.

AVAS has learnt that the doctor who tested positive works as an operation doctor at the hospital. He got tested for the virus after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. The doctor's co-workers are now being tested for the virus.

Until yesterday, Eydhafushi had seven active cases of the virus. The island was put under the Health Protection Agency (HPA)'s monitoring mechanism after a person who sought treatment at the island's flu clinic tested positive for the virus on April 19. Tests are being conducted to identify if a community spread exists within the island.