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COVID-19: Maldives confirms 24 additional cases

Ahmed Aiham
25 May 2020, MVT 17:54
Frontline workers at the Velana International Airport Duty-Free. PHOTO: MALDIVES AIRPORTS COMPANY LIMITED
Ahmed Aiham
25 May 2020, MVT 17:54

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Monday, confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 in Maldives.

According to the agency, the newly confirmed cases (MAV1372 to MAV1395) consist of four locals, 18 Bangladeshi citizens and two Indian nationals.

With this development, Maldives currently records 1,395 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,245 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 347,069 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 2.3 million people have recovered.

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