Ahmed Zaneen Adam, who had an illustrious career in the legal field, has passed away after contracting COVID-19.
Zaneen, 59, was admitted to the Hulhumale’ Medical Facility after contracting COVID-19.
He passed away at 04:15 pm this Saturday.
An attorney-at-law, Zaneen represented clients in a number of high-profile political and criminal cases.
His death is the second COVID-19 fatality this Saturday, and increases total fatalities in Maldives to 122.
Maldives has been experiencing a surge in both infection rate and fatalities in recent weeks.
Maldives has 52,405 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,603 new cases recorded on Friday. 31,197 patients have since recovered.
The country currently has 21,079 active cases. 286 of the patients are hospitalized.
With the surge in positive cases and their contacts, health authorities have adandoned tracing all contacts and decided to limit contact tracing in the greater Male’ area to high-risk contacts.