COVID-19: Over 30 children below the age of 12 among the infected

The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) have revealed that 33 children under the age of 12 are among those infected with COVID-19 in the Maldives.

NEOC shared statistical details and nationalities of positive cases during its press briefing on Tuesday night. Dr. Ibrahim Afzal on behalf of NEOC revealed that out of the 250 positive cases detected in the Maldives, 33 are children below the age of 12.

Dr. Afzal said 116 people between the ages of 12 and 40, and 50 people aged between 40 and 60 have been confirmed to have the virus. Two elderly persons above the age of 60 are also among the infected. Both are currently being treated at the special COVID-19 unit established at Dharumavantha Hospital in capital Male'.

114 Bangladeshi nationals, 93 locals, and 18 Indians have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Maldives. Two Sri Lankan nationals and two Pakistani nationals are also among the infected.

Out of the 250 positive cases in the Maldives, 17 have now recovered from the virus. Two cases are of Italian tourists who have departed from the Maldives. This brings the total number of active cases in the Maldives to 231.