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COVID-19: Maldives records 61st fatality

Mariyam Malsa
27 February 2021, MVT 10:08
During the drill held to launch the national ambulance service in Maldives, on August 28, 2020. PHOTO/MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
27 February 2021, MVT 10:08

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Saturday, announced the 61st COVID-19 related death in Maldives.

As per the agency, an 80-year-old local female, admitted at Hulhumale' Medical Facility was declared dead at 0022 hrs.

This marks the 54th local to have succumbed to the virus in Maldives. The remaining fatalities consist of seven expatriates, including six Bangladeshi nationals and one Filipino citizen.

Currently, the island nation records a total of 19,346 virus cases of which 2,441 are active cases, in addition to 16,838 recoveries and 60 deaths.

After a long period of recording low numbers towards the end of 2020, Maldives is now experiencing its third wave of pandemic, with the introduction of the United Kingdom’s highly contagious virus variant.

With the sudden spike in numbers, HPA introduced a new curfew, which prohibits civilians from roads and public spaces between 2300 to 0430 hrs, while vehicle movements are banned between 1800 to 0600 hrs.

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