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COVID-19: HPA places two resorts under monitoring

Mariyam Malsa
30 March 2020, MVT 13:53
A drill held in the capital city concerning COVID-19 PHOTO: AHMED AWSHAN ILYAS/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
30 March 2020, MVT 13:53

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Sunday, enacted monitoring measures on The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives Resort and LUX* North Male Atoll, located in Raa Atoll and Kaafu Atoll respectively.

Authorities are currently working to collect samples from a Maldivian and two foreign individuals that developed symptoms of COVID-19 at The Standard, as well as a Maldivian that began displaying symptoms in LUX* North Male.

All aforementioned individuals were placed under home isolation until tests are conducted.

Maldives now records 17 confirmed and four active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 13 recoveries. While there are two confirmed cases of Maldivians, no local to local transmissions are recorded.

The World Health Organization has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The novel coronavirus has infected over 721,400 people and claimed over 33,900 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 151,000 people have recovered.