America donates 42,000 PPE kits to Maldives

Male, Maldives — America donates 42,000 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits to Maldives.

The United States Ambassador of both Sri Lanka and Maldives tweeted on June 24 saying that the PPE kits worth of $78,000 are provide to support the frontline Covid-19 responders of Maldives. 

America had previously provided Maldives with equipment to help fight against the ongoing pandemic Covid-19 as well. The equipment donated at that time consisted of 400 coverall, boots and gloves.

While 2,238 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives up to date, 1,829 people have fully recovered from it and 8 have passed away from the virus.

Maldives entered the second phase of lock down on June 15 in hopes of taking a step towards the new normal. Now, Malé residents who weren’t previously allowed to step outside without police permits are allowed to go out without permits within the given time.

In addition to this, the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced that the boarders of Maldives will reopen for all nations on July 15, along with more than half of the resorts as well.