Most frontliners to test positive for Covid-19 work at the airport

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Malé, Maldives — The Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC) states that number of frontliners who are testing positive for the virus have been increasing.

During a press conference held on Saturday night, 
Dr. Ibrahim Afzal from HEOC revealed that the majority of the frontliners who are testing positive for the virus are those who are working at the airport. He said that the second most number of cases have been confirmed among health personnel. After these, comes the police and MNDF officers.

However, due to the currrent regulations, the exact figures of those who were positive for the virus weren’t disclosed. Dr. Afzal continued to add that the number of confirmed positive cases were increasing at the specific entities as a large number of people are arranged to work together in group settings.

Dr. Afzal further noted that the number of people who are confirming for the virus have also been increasing from the high-risk category. He mentioned that it is a concern that the number of pregnant women testing positive for the virus continues to increase in the country.

Maldives has up to date recorded 7,804 confirmed cases and among those, there are currently, 2,615 active Covid-19 cases. While a total of 5,155 people have recovered from the virus, 28 people have passed away from it in the Maldives.