Local tests positive for COVID-19 for second time

A Maldivian who recovered from COVID-19 has tested positive for the virus once again.

The local was declared as recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative for the virus twice. He then traveled to neighbouring India accompanying a patient traveling for medical reasons. He was tested for the virus in India, and the result came back positive.

This is the third person to test positive for COVID-19 among those who traveled to India for medical reasons under state sponsorship. The government medical insurance company, Aasandha said all three patients are doing well.

28 Maldivians in need of urgent medical treatment not available in the Maldives were allowed to travel to Cochin, India earlier this month despite travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.