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Sports Council president tests positive for Covid-19

  • Ismail’s condition is stable.
  • Unsure of where he contracted the virus
  • Ismail attended a meeting at parliament earlier this month, with the sports minister

K. Male' 2020 Jul 14 | Tue 15:49 sport 2,506

Ibrahim Ismail - mihaaru

President of the National Sports Council, Ibrahim Ismail has tested positive for Covid-19.

The 70-year-old sports icon was transferred to the Hulhumalé quarantine facility on Monday. He is to have tested positive for the virus after consulting at the hospital following fever. Members of his family are to be tested as well. Ismail’s condition is stable.

While he is unsure of how he contracted the virus given that he has not been leaving home due to the pandemic, Ismail noted that he attended a meeting at the parliament on the 7th of July. Sports Minister Ahmed Mahloof joined him that day.

Ibrahim Ismail was appointed president of the Sports Council in 2019. He has been serving in the field for many years, and has made tremendous contributions to the field.

He is also a recipient of the National Award of Recognition, for his contributions in the area of sports and promoting professional sportsmanship.

Last updated at: 3 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Aman Haleem

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