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Migrant Workers in Maldives at Added Risk from COVID-19

Expand The Maldivian flag flies at Jumhooree Maidan, or Independence Square, in Male, Maldives.  © 2007 (WT-shared) Jpatokal/Wikipedia The global spread of infectious diseases is inevitable in an age of international travel, globalization, and shared economies. Even a small island nation offers no protection, as the Maldives has discovered with the COVID-19 outbreak. According to Maldives health authorities, as of March 27 there were five active cases of COVID-19, two of them tourists and one a Maldivian returning from England. Because of limited testing the number could be higher. Although…

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