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Maldives confirms first two coronavirus cases; two resort islands locked down

The Maldives reports its first two cases of coronavirus. Both of them are staffs at a resort, and believed to have caught the virus from an Italian tourist.   © Reuters

MALE (Reuters) -- The Maldives has curbed movement on several resort islands, authorities said on Sunday, after the country reported its first two cases of coronavirus.

The two infected people, who are both staff at the Kuredu Island Resort, tested positive late on Saturday. They are believed to have caught the disease from an Italian tourist who has returned to Italy and tested positive there.

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