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16th March 2020

• As a precautionary measure; samples will be taken from a 2nd Maldivian national who returned from Spain and was presented with COVID19 like symptoms upon arrival at Male’. The individual has been transferred to Farukolhu Isolation Facility, for tests and monitoring.
• The individual was transferred to Farukolhu Isolation Facility, for being present with COVID19 like symptoms, upon returning from Spain. Sample taken from the Maldivian national, transferred to Farukolhufushi Isolation Facility from Qatar Airways Flight, has tested NEGATIVE for COVID19.
• As a precautionary measure; samples will be taken from a Maldivian national in Gili Lankanfushi who developed COVID19 like symptoms.
• The individual has been placed under home-isolation.
• The resort is currently under monitoring.
• Sample taken from the Maldivian national, transferred to Farukolhufushi Isolation Facility from Hulhumale’, has tested NEGATIVE for COVID19.
• The individual is a close contact of the individual from Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, who previously tested POSITIVE.
• 2 samples collected from Sheraton Island Resort have all tested NEGATIVE. As per protocol, temporary monitoring measures enacted on the islands have now been uplifted.
• 9 foreign close contacts identified and quarantined in their respective resorts. 2 foreign crew members are being transferred to Villivaru Quarantine Facility.
• 12 samples collected from Meeru Island Resort have all tested NEGATIVE. As per protocol, temporary monitoring measures enacted on the islands have now been uplifted.
• Contact tracing completed on Qatar Airways flight. A Maldivian national with COVID19 like symptoms has been transferred to Farukolhu Isolation Facility.