Number of youth getting admitted with Covid-19 on the rise

Dr. Nazla Rafeeq at a National Emergency Operations Center press briefing. | Photo: Sun.

Malé, Maldives – Spokesperson of the Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) of Maldives, Dr. Nazla Rafeeq has revealed that the number of young people who are getting admitted after contracting Covid-19 is increasing.

Speaking at the press conference held on Sunday night, Dr. Nazla said that many young people believe that Covid-19 is a simple virus and that it wouldn’t have a big impact on a young person. However, she stated that this is not the case and that the number of youth receiving hospitalized care after becoming infected with Covid-19 is increasing.

Dr. Nazla further explained that although the initial symptoms of the virus may seem trivial, the long term effects of the virus many linger, such as fatigue and breathing difficulties.

These long term effects result in difficulties in day to day activities as well. So this is something to keep in mind when trying to keep safe from the virus.

Dr. Nazla Rafeeq, Spokesperson, HEOC

This year, the number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the Maldives has increased significantly with 157 cases recorded just yesterday itself. The number of active cases also increased to 2,506 cases, with 162 hospitalized cases. The country, unfortunately has witness the loss of 60 lives so far, at the hand of the virus.