Maldivian in UAE tests positive for Covid-19

Photo shows people wearing face masks on a road. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A news agency in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported that a Maldivian in the country has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

The agency cited the UAE’s Health and Prevention Ministry when it reported the news. The Khaleej Times agency reported the news that 50 new confirmed cases in the country today included a Maldivian national. This the first Maldivian to be confirmed for the virus.

The new cases belong to the following nationalities as reported by the news agency.

The news was later confirmed by the government of UAE as well.

One person each from Sri Lanka, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Tunisia, South Africa, Belgium, South Korea, Bulgaria, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Lebanon, Kenya, Maldives, Sudan, Iran, Ireland, Morocco, Pakistan, and Sweden; two each from Italy, Egypt, UAE, Spain, Netherlands, Jordan, the Philippines; three each from the US, Bangladesh, and Palestine, and six from India.

All individuals in question are in a stable condition and receiving the necessary medical care.

The total number of confirmed cases in the UAE now stands at 248. The country also announced the recovery of four people. The four individuals who completely recovered from the infection are three Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi.