VP Faisal tests positive for Covid-19

Vice President Faisal Naseem speaking to local media officials at HEOC | Photo: Presidents Office

Malé, Maldives – President’s Office has revealed that Vice President, Faisal Naseem has tested positive for Covid-19.

According to Spokesperson of the President’s Office, VP Faisal was found to be positive yesterday and is now is isolation. VP Faisal had tested positive while he has gotten two dozes of Covid-19 vaccine.

While the cases in the country have been at an all time high since the past two weeks, 1,299 had tested positive for the virus yesterday alone.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,299 cases, 890 were from the Malé area, while 334 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 48 case from operational resorts, 10 from liveaboards and 17 from islands under development which brought up the total active cases in the country to 24,867.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 59,644 out of which 34,621 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 26, 2021.