Maldives confirms first two coronavirus cases; two islands locked down

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  • Sunday, 08 Mar 2020

MALE (Reuters) - The Maldives on Saturday reported its first two confirmed cases of new coronavirus, and placed two of its island resorts under lockdown, as authorities conducted further tests to try to limit the spread of the disease.

The two infected people are believed to have caught the disease from an Italian tourist who has returned to Italy and tested positive there.

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