State of Public Health Emergency extended to August 7

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Male’, Maldives – The Health Minister of Maldives, Minister Abdulla Ameen ordered the State of Public Health Emergency declared on Maldives due to the ongoing pandemic Covid-19 to extended till the 7th of August.

Maldives identified its first corona-virus case on March 7 and had declared a state of Public Health Emergency on March 12. Since March 12, the State of Public Health Emergency has extended five times. The last extension was ordered on June 29 and mere hours before the duration of this extension expires, the Health Minister ordered another extension till the August 7.

“I, under the powers vested in me under the aforementioned [Public Health] Act, hereby announce the decision to extend the state of public health emergency which has been declared nationwide from March 12, 2020 to August 7,2020,” The Health Minister stated.

Since the Public Health Act’s enactment in 2012, the declaration of a state of public health emergency in Maldives was marked for the first time in provision on March 12 of 2020.

Maldives has recorded 2,801 Covid-19 cases up to date. While 2,302 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives, 14 have passed away due to the virus.