COVID-19: Two more test positive in Male’

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Male’, Maldives – Two more Maldivians have tested positive for Covid-19 in Male’, the capital of Maldives.

In a statement released by Health Protection Agency (HPA) of the country, the two new cases are direct contacts of patient 23, totaling the number of positive cases in the country to 25.

The agency also reported that officials are now working on transporting both patients to isolation facilities.

So far, 10 Maldivians have tested positive for Covid-19 in the country, but only 5 cases are reported to be locally transmitted cases. While patient zero has still not been identified, officials have confirmed that the situation of Maldives has escalated to a community spread.

With this, the entire country has been placed on a lockdown as more positive cases are expected to come up in the coming days.