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December 8, 2023
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COVID-19: Three boats, fishing vessel quarantine

National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) have revealed that three cargo boats that travel to Male’ from atolls and a fishing vessel have been quarantined.

In a news brief held by NEOC on Sunday night, the centre’s spokesperson Mabrook Azeez said three boats named Amaaz, Kaaviyaa and Noofaru Express and a fishing vessel named Dharus-8, all of which are linked to COVID-19 cases, have been quarantined. The vessels were quarantined after some people who travelled on the boats tested positive for COVID-19.

The first case was detected when a crew member of Kaaviya boat that travels to some northern islands tested positive. The captain of the boat Amaaz has also tested positive. A total of 98 people travelled on Amaaz that had stop-overs at 13 islands.

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