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COVID-19: Maldives records 62nd fatality

Mariyam Malsa
28 February 2021, MVT 12:25
An ambulance in the capital city of Male'. PHOTO: AHMED AWSHAN ILYAS/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
28 February 2021, MVT 12:25

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Saturday, announced the 62nd COVID-19 related death in Maldives.

As per the agency, an 62-year-old local female, admitted at the DH11 facility at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) was declared dead at 0506 hrs.

This marks the 55th local to have succumbed to the virus in Maldives. The remaining fatalities consist of seven expatriates, including six Bangladeshi nationals and one Filipino citizen.

Currently, the island nation records a total of 19,597 virus cases of which 2,397 are active cases, in addition to 17,132 recoveries and 61 deaths.

After a long period of recording low numbers towards the end of 2020, Maldives is now experiencing its third wave of pandemic, with the introduction of the United Kingdom’s highly contagious virus variant.

With the sudden spike in numbers, HPA introduced a new curfew, which prohibits civilians from roads and public spaces between 2300 to 0430 hrs, while vehicle movements are banned between 1800 to 0600 hrs.

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