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Maldives COVID-19 cases cross 100

MALE, April 24 (Xinhua) — The number of COVID-19 cases in the Maldives crossed 100 on Friday as the country continues to find more cases of community transmission in capital Male, local media reported.

Fourteen Bangladeshi nationals and two Maldivian citizens were tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health on Friday morning.

The country now has 110 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 16 recoveries and no deaths reported.

Assistant Police Commissioner Ismail Naveen said that a new COVID-19 testing facility would be set up at a police forensics laboratory, allowing testing to be done by police forensic analysts.

Health officials identified Maldives’ first case of suspected community transmission in Male on April 15, a month after the first imported case was detected at a tourist resort.

Male’s case count has risen to over 90 since last week and the city has been placed under a two-week lockdown. Around 217 locations in Male are being monitored while 188 people are in isolation and 1,546 people are in quarantine.

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