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COVID-19: President Solih announces three additional recoveries in Maldives

Mariyam Malsa
25 March 2020, MVT 18:05
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih addressed the public over COVID-19. PHOTO: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
Mariyam Malsa
25 March 2020, MVT 18:05

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Wednesday, revealed that three more COVID-19 patients had recovered in Maldives, bringing the total number of recoveries to eight.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that the three individuals who were quarantined at the facility in Vilivaru tested negative for the virus twice after the conclusion of their isolation period.

Maldives now has 13 confirmed and five active cases of COVID-19, with total eight recoveries. So far, only tourists and resort employees have confirmed infections in Maldives with no record of local transmissions within the country. The first Maldivian tested positive for the virus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The World Health Organization has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The novel coronavirus has infected more than 438,700 and claimed over 19,600 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 111,900 have recovered.

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