Virus positive Maldivian in Malaysia makes full recovery

IGMH medical officer, Dr. Nazla Rafeeq. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The Maldivian government has confirmed that a local who tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in Malaysia had now fully recovered.

In a press conference underway tonight, National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) medical officer Dr. Nazla Rafeeq stated that the individual had fully recovered and has now been discharged from the hospital.

Contact tracing on the case was now underway since a number of Maldivians have returned from Malaysia. Authorities were checking whether the returnees had been in contact with the positive case in any manner.

The Health Ministry of Malaysia announced yesterday that 416 people had tested positive for the virus. This included one Maldivian.

Malaysia hosts a sizable population of Maldivian nationals, most of whom are students.

More than 4,000 have tested positive for the virus in Malaysia, while 67 have died from complications.