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Maldives report first 2 cases of coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — The first two cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus were recorded in the Maldives. This was announced on Saturday a local online newspaper of Sun.

According to her, the sick are foreign employees of the resort on the island of Kuredu. It is noted that the resort where they worked is closed.

An outbreak caused by the new coronavirus disease was recorded in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China.

The World Health Organization has recognized it as an epidemic with many foci and an emergency of international proportions. Outside of China, the most infected in South Korea, Iran and Italy. In total, cases of infection were detected in more than nine dozen countries.

In China, which accounts for the majority of cases, more than 3 thousand deaths were recorded, almost 55.5 thousand people recovered, the number of cases of infection remains at 80 thousand. According to WHO, outside the PRC the number of cases exceeded 21 thousand. More than 400 people have died.

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