Maldives Live Updates
- Health authorities in the Maldives are imposing a 24-hour curfew in the country’s capital, Male, and several nearby islands following the first detected case of domestic transmission of the coronavirus.
- The island nation had previously recorded 20 cases, but all involved travellers from overseas. The aim of Wednesday’s total lockdown is to trace contacts of the infected person and conduct tests on them, say authorities.
- “Your cooperation is needed to control a potential community spread in greater Male area,” the police said.