The family of ex-President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has said that he is doing well after testing positive for COVID-19.
The former President tested positive for the virus last night and was admitted at the Dharumvantha Hospital where he is receiving treatment.
Daughter of the former President and current Heritage Minister Yumna Maumoon said that Maumoon was doing well and was exhibiting mild symptoms of the virus.
The news of Maumoon’s illness has been met with good wishes from members of the public on social media sites.
The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 is especially high for older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions.
The Maldives has 7,047 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 135 new cases recorded on Monday. 4,439 patients have since recovered, while 28 have died from complications. The majority of the fatalities are older adults.