COVID-19 pandemic in the Maldives

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Maldives
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationMaldives
First outbreakWuhan, China, via Italy
Index caseKuredu Resort & Spa
Arrival date7 March 2020
(2 years, 4 months, 2 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases77,432
Active cases2,601
Recovered74,598
Deaths
221
Fatality rate0.29%
Government website
covid19.health.gov.mv/en

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Maldives is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

The virus was confirmed to have spread to the Maldives on 7 March 2020. It was spread by a 69-year-old Italian tourist who had returned to Italy after spending holidays in Kuredu Resort & Spa.[1][2]

The Health Protection Agency of the Maldives confirmed two cases in the Maldives, both employees of the resort. After this, the hotel was locked down with several tourists stuck on the island.[3] The resorts of Kuredu, Vilamendhoo, Batalaa, and Kuramathi island were also placed under temporary quarantine. Schools were closed as a precaution.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Maldives confirms first two coronavirus cases; two resort islands locked down". The Economic Times. 8 March 2020. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  2. Hussain, Moosa (June 7, 2020). "Management of the first severe case of COVID-19 in the small islands of Maldives". Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 30: 101118. doi:10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101118. PMC 7276129. PMID 32550127.
  3. CNN, Tamara Hardingham-Gill. "Tourists being kept under coronavirus quarantine at luxury Maldives resort". CNN. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. "Coronavirus: Four Maldives resorts placed in lockdown". TTG. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.