Covid-19 community transmission

Maldives reports 24 new Covid-19 cases

  • The new cases include 11 locals and 13 foreigners
  • The country’s Covid-19 total has reached 2,361
  • An additional 17 recoveries were also reported on Tuesday

K. Male' 2020 Jun 30 | Tue 23:10 local 3,909

Maldives capital was placed on lockdown on April 15 - RaajjeMV

Maldives has reported 24 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday.

The new cases include 11 locals and 13 foreigners (seven Bangladeshi and six Indian nationals).

With this, the country’s Covid-19 total has reached 2,361.

While an additional 17 recoveries were also reported on Tuesday, total recoveries is at 1,944.

Maldives reported its ninth Covid-19 related death on Tuesday; a 43-year-old Filipino national passed away while receiving treatment at the 11th floor of the Dharumavantha Hospital. Previous Covid-19 victims include four locals and four Bangladeshi nationals.

The country’s Covid-19 active cases is currently at 403.

While Maldives’ first Covid-19 cases were discovered from a resort on March 7, a community transmission was confirmed in the capital on April 15. A lockdown was imposed in the region immediately, and authorities began easing restrictions on May 29.

The country will enter a new phase in the fight against Covid-19 on Wednesday, which will see more eases including the reopening of government offices and businesses as well as mosques.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Aman Haleem

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