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COVID-19: Maldivian tests positive in the United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Aiham
24 March 2020, MVT 22:35
Male' City Council disinfecting the streets of capital city Male'. PHOTO: AHMED AWSHAN ILYAS / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
24 March 2020, MVT 22:35

A Maldivian national has tested positive for COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to UAE based 'Khaleej Times', the Maldivian is amongst the 50 new confirmed cases recorded in the Gulf state. All individuals are in stable condition.

Till date, a total of 248 confirmed cases are reported in UAE.

Maldives currently counts 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 10 are active cases. The country reported its first two recoveries on Friday, and a third on Saturday.

The World Health Organization has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The novel coronavirus has infected more than 381,400 and claimed over 16,500 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 102,400 have recovered.