All foreigners recover from Covid-19 in Maldives

  • The country had only 13 confirmed cases until Friday, all foreigners
  • While cases have since risen to 17, 15 are being treated in Maldives
  • Active cases: two Maldivians

K. Male' 2020 Mar 29 | Sun 22:01 local 54,816

Dr. Moosa Murad - RaajjeMV

All 13 foreigners that were being treated for Covid-19 in the Maldives, have recovered.

Physician at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Dr. Moosa Murad announced this at a press conference held at the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) on Sunday night, adding that the only remaining active cases are the recently confirmed ones of two Maldivians.

Noting that all foreigners that tested positive to Covid-19 and were being treated at the Velidhoo isolation center have recovered, Dr. Murad said that the remaining two patients are doing well.

“There are no complications, they have flu-like symptoms”

~ Dr. Moosa Murad

Further highlighting that he has been informed that both are “in stable condition”, Dr. Murad said that they are being monitored as per procedure.

A total of 17 individuals have tested positive to Covid-19 in the Maldives. While there were only 13 cases until Friday, all have recovered as of Sunday night. These include nine patients from Italy and one patient each from Turkey, United Kingdom, Germany and South Africa.

The first Maldivian tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, while the second patient was revealed on Saturday. Both developed symptoms after returning from the United Kingdom, and were being quarantined in areas provided by the government as per protocol.

Furthermore, authorities on Friday revealed that two Italians that were allowed to depart for their native country had tested positive as well. Their results are to have come back after departure from the country, and they are to have only been tested for research purposes despite not showing symptoms.

The two were aboard Island Safari 1, where two patients had tested positive to Covid-19.

While all foreigners that were being treated in Maldives have recovered, the country suspended issuing on-arrival visas on March 27.

Last updated at: 2 months ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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