Maldives passes 1000 cases of COVID-19

An empty road of Male' City near the Rasfannu beach area is photographed empty as the city undergoes a nation-wide lockdown. The city was placed under curfew due to the first case of COVID-19 from the city testing positive on April 15, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced the confirmation of 38 cases of COVID-19 in the Maldives.

The total for the entire country currently stands at 1020. The confirmed cases today include 29 Maldivians, 8 Bangladeshis, and 1 Nepali national. The announced 38 cases include the 14 confirmed yesterday.

Other than Male’ City, cases have been reported in the following islands

  • H.A. Uligan
  • H. A. Thakandhoo
  • Sh. Narudhoo
  • Sh. Milandhoo
  • N. Manadhoo
  • K. Thulusdhoo

A state of Public Health Emergency has been announced in the capital since March 12. The capital was first placed under a full curfew and lockdown on April 15, when a community case of COVID-19 was identified in the city.

Health professionals in the country have warned that the country could reach its peak of the virus within the next two weeks and urged the public to follow instructions in order to avoid a severe outcome. The projected total for the country currently stands at around 77,000, while the projected figures also show that the country could suffer 900 deaths from the virus.

The Maldives has confirmed four deaths in connection with the virus. Recoveries stand at 46.