Condition of four infected patients improving: Govt.

The government has revealed that the four patients who tested positive to COVID-19 in the Maldives are doing well.

During a press conference held Monday afternoon, a government official said all four patients are receiving medical attention and treatment, and that their condition is improving.

Maldives saw its first cases of COVID-19 in two expatriates employed at Kuredu Island Resort. They contracted the virus from an Italian tourist who recently holidayed at the resort, and had tested positive for the virus upon his return to Italy.

While an orange alert has been initiated at the resort, the island has been placed on lockdown with restricted entry and exit from the island. 699 tourists, including 11 Italian tourists, 270 local staff and 420 expatriate employees are currently on the island.

Additionally, two Italian tourists at Sandies Bathala Resort have also tested positive for the virus. The island has also been placed on lockdown.