COVID-19: Avg. 52 children under 10 years test positive daily in Maldives

Maldivian child in school uniform | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that every day, 52 children under 10 years of age gets tested positive for Covid-19 in Maldives.

HPA noted today that starting from January this year, an alarming number of 5,131 children under 10 years have tested positive for the virus. In average, this is about 52 children each day including one month old babies as well. Earlier, Paediatrician Dr. Faisal had also stated that some children had to be put under the ventilator.

Even though no death of a child has been recorded in Maldives due to Covid-19, since children cannot be vaccinated, they have a very high risk of getting the disease and not recovering.

HPA has advised to not let children go out of the house to decrease the risk and to prevent them from getting the virus.

According to HPA, the total cases in Maldives is at 59,644, while the total active cases are 24,867. 285 people are hospitalized due to their conditions worsening. A total of 150 people have lost their lives at the hands of Covid-19.