Male’ guesthouses to reopen in December

Guesthouse in Maldives | photo: PSM

Male’, Maldives – The Tourism Minister of Maldives, Abdullah Mausoom has revealed that the guesthouses in Male’ area are expected to reopen on the upcoming month for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Minister Mausoom revealed that although they have not set an exact date for the reopening of the guesthouses in Male’ area, the authorities are currently working on reopening guesthouses as soon as they can on December.

On November 21, Minister Mausoom took into twitter to advise the residents of Male’ to follow the guidelines given by the Health Protection Agency.

He said that the guesthouses in Male’ area are suffering great losses as they are not able to reopen due to the the Covid-19 situation in the area, and requested the residents to follow the guidelines set forth by the HPA, in order to decrease the number of confirmed cases in the city.

Let’s adhere to the rules and regulations given by HPA to decrease the covid figure in Male’ area

Minister Mausoom tweeted

While such establishments have only been denied to operate in Male’, there are currently 349 tourist facilities operational and serving guests in the remaining atolls of Maldives.

The International borders of Maldives were reopened on July 15 as an attempt recover from the economic losses the country has faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While Maldives welcomed over 18,700 tourists in November so far, the country has recorded over 51,000 tourists arrivals since the border reopening.

The number of confirmed cases has decreasing by a great extent in Maldives as the peak appears to have tipped for the better. The country has been recording two digit cases instead of three digits for over the past months.

In addition to this, the number of recoveries in Maldives has also increased by a great extent. In fact, the recovery rate has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 92% over the past months.

Maldives currently has a total of 12,578 confirmed Covid-19 cases, however, out of these, there are only 967 active cases present in the country. While  11,559 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives, 45 people have passed away from Covid-19.