Random samples for COVID-19 were collected from the prison in Maafushi today.
The samples were collected as a part of the effort by the Health Protection Agency to widen the testing circle in the country and collect samples randomly to assess just how much the virus has spread in the country.
Maldives Correctional Services stated that samples were collected from 15 inmates and 23 prison officers. The samples were collected from different units of the prison as well as guards in different sectors in the prison.
Maldives has now confirmed 734 cases of COVID-19 with three deaths also recorded. 20 people have also made full recoveries after being infected with the virus.