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Addu City designates 'Dhoogas' in Gan as quarantine facility

Ali Shareef
18 March 2020, MVT 22:00
As a measure to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Addu City gears up by establishing its first quarantine facility at 'Dhoogas', located in the suburb of Gan. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Ali Shareef
18 March 2020, MVT 22:00

In response to the public health emergency declared over the COVID-19 outbreak, Addu City, the second most populated region in the country, established its first quarantine facility in 'Dhoogas' located in the suburb of Gan.

With a bed capacity of approximately 80, 'Dhoogas' was previously run as a guest house.

According to an official from the taskforce team put together to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Addu City, 6 beds are prepared for use at the newly established quarantine facility.

In addition, a section at the Hulhumeedhoo Health Center, located in the separate island suburb of Hulhudhoo-Meedhoo, is designated as a temporary quarantine stop. In the event an individual is required to remain in quarantine, the individual will be taken to the quarantine facility in 'Dhoogas'.

Further, a four-bed ward at the Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) in the suburb of Hithadhoo is designated for isolation, while a newly established flu clinic will start operations on Saturday, March 21.

As Addu City gears up to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a Hithadhoo based family with a child suspected of being infected with the virus is placed in home isolation for a period of 14 days.