A tourist who vacationed in V. Thinadhoo has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Health Protection Agency (HPA) to place the island under monitoring.
Thinadhoo Council identified the tourist as a Pakistani national, who was identified to have COVID-19 when tested prior to departure.
Thinadhoo Council said that they have been informed the tourist had contact with a resident of the island, and that the person had been quarantined.
Health authorities are conducting contact tracing.
Information released by HPA shows a spike in COVID-19 cases in residential islands outside the greater Male’ region in recent weeks.
18 residential island in the atolls are currently under monitoring.
Maldives has 24,651 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 103 new cases on Saturday. 21,512 people have since recovered, while 67 have died from complications. The country currently has 3,063 active cases.