COVID-19 Updates for 24th May

Maldives has reported 1,313 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with, 1,181 active cases, 128 recoveries, and 4 fatalities.

Here are the latest updates on COVID-19

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Announcements by HPA

Additional 39 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Maldives.

One COVID-19 patient is on ventilator, according to authorities.

350 Bangladeshi nationals stranded in Maldives have been repatriated.

Maldives national airline Maldivian has repatriated two flights to Dhaka with 350 Bangladeshi nationals.

Academic new year for 2021 will begin mid-year

Minister of Education Dr. Aishath Ali has revealed that as O’Level October/November exams have been postponed to May/June 2021, the academic calendar will begin in the middle of the year.  With this, the end of the year exams at the Al Madhrasathul Arabiyyathul Islamiyya have also been postponed to May/June.

Thailand records no new cases for fourth time this month

Thailand has reported no new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths, keeping the total at 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak began in January.

Australia use apps to trace COVID-19 infections

Government officials say six million Australians have downloaded a mobile phone app that helps health authorities trace COVID-19 infections.

Oxford’s vaccine trial has a 50% chance of success

University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine trial has only a 50-percent chance of success as coronavirus cases ebb in the UK, stated the professor co-leading the development of the vaccine, Adrian Hill.

Argentina extends Buenos Aire’s lockdown until June 7

Argentina extended a mandatory lockdown for the capital, Buenos Aires, until June 7, after the city saw an increase in the number of confirmed cases.

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