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COVID-19: Maldives confirms 58 new cases

Ahmed Aiham
25 May 2020, MVT 10:17
Thermal imaging systems at Velana International Airport. The government is preparing to re-open borders in July, if Maldives is able to control the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the country. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF TOURISM
Ahmed Aiham
25 May 2020, MVT 10:17

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Sunday, confirmed 58 new cases of COVID-19 in Maldives.

According to the agency, the newly confirmed cases (MAV1314 to MAV1371) consist of 25 locals, 13 Bangladeshi citizens, 14 Indian citizens and six Nepalese.

With this development, Maldives currently records 1,371 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,221 active cases. The country has reported four fatalities and a total of 144 recoveries till date.

Maldives' capital Malé, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, has recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 since confirming its first local transmission of the virus on April 15.

WHO has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 5.5 million people and claimed over 346,719 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 2.3 million people have recovered.