Maldives ex-Pres returns home after coronavirus recovery

President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom at the inaugural meeting of his new political party Maldives Reform Movement (MRM) -- (FAYAZ MOOSA/SUN ONLINE)

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom returns home after two weeks, upon receiving treatment and recovering from COVID-19.

Maldives' ex-leader was tested positive for the new coronavirus disease on 25th August 2020 after suffering from a fever and receiving treatment from Tree Top Hospital that week. The octagenatian was then transferred to Dharumavantha Hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Today Maumoon took to twitter to announce his recovery.

"By the grace of the almighty, today I have returned home from Dharumavantha Hospital after recovering from COVID-19 disease. I pray for the fast recovery of everyone who are suffering from all sorts of diseases," said Maumoon in his Dhivehi tweet.

Earlier in August, President Maumoon's spouse Nasreena Ibrahim sought treatment at Tree Top Hospital following a health complication she developed during the Eid al Adha holidays. Her samples were tested for COVID-19 too, but the results came back negative. She was later discharged.

Maldives is experiencing a stready slow down in COVID-19 positive cases after a second wave hit upon an ease of lockdown restrictions. The country's total COVID-19 positive numbers currently are at 9,173, while recovery numbers are at 7,326. Number of active cases in the country has dropped below the two-thousand mark after weeks and currently stands at 1,809.

Thirty-two lives were lost in the Maldives to the coronavirus disease.