Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed is prepared to be tested for the Covid-19 virus if the HPA makes a request, according to the Parliament.
The statement comes after three locals who returned from the UK all tested positive for the virus. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had also tested positive for the virus. The government of Maldives has announced that everyone who returned from the UK between March 14-19 and those in contact with the returnees are also to be tested for the virus.
Speaker Nasheed had traveled to the UK from March 11 to 14. The government did not test returnees from the UK at the time of the Speaker’s short trip.
A statement issued by the parliament last night read that the Speaker was willing to be tested for the virus if the Health Protection Agency requests to do so.