Crew of sea vessels advised to not disembark in Male’

North harbour area, Male'. Photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives – Crew of sea vessels traveling to Male’ have been advised to not disembark in Male’ by Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) Spokesperson Dr. Nazla.

Speaking at the press conference held by HEOC on Saturday night, Dr. Nazla reminded that those who load shipments on to the vessels and the crew of the vessels must arrange the movement of good such that both parties do not have to physically interact with each other. And that should anyone develop any symptoms of Covid-19, the person must immediately seek medical assistance and get checked.

The reminder comes as crew members of two shipping vessels in the country have tested positive for Covid-19 recently, leaving at least three islands on monitoring status. As the virus spreads onto other islands in the country, Dr. Nazla reiterated that the best possible way to curb the virus is to undergo a 14 day quarantine after traveling anywhere from Male’.

While 156 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the Maldives, more than 100 cases were of Maldivian nationals while two cases were from atolls.