Quarantine duration in Maldives to be shortened

Health Professionals at Hulhumale Covid-19 facility. | Photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives – The President of the Guesthouse Association of Maldives (GAM) has tweeted saying that the quarantine period in Maldives has been shorted to 10 days, from the initially set 14 days.

Although Health Protection Agency (HPA) or Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) has not yet confirmed, Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom retweeted a tweet saying that the quarantine duration in Maldives is to be reduced to 10 days.

President of the Guesthouse Association of Maldives (GAM) Abdullah Nasheed tweeted today thanking the President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Tourism Minister Abdulla Mausoom for reducing the quarantine duration of Maldives to 10 days and said that this will help to boost the tourism in guesthouses.

Although this has not yet been confirmed by health officials such HPA and HEOC, Minister Mausoom retweeted this tweeted inferring the confirmation of the tweet. Minister said that they hope to maintain the safety standards with absolute minimum inconvenience to tourists.

The current quarantine duration in Maldives is 14 days which is agreed upon by health officials world wide including World Health Organisation (WHO). However there have been constant efforts from different individuals to reduce this duration.

Till now over 12,000 have tested positive for Covid-19 in Maldives and there are 1,019 currently active cases out of which 95 people are being treated in hospital. Although over 11,000 people have recovered from the disease, 47 people have passed away due to Covid-19. Health officials continue to urge the public to strictly follow the guidelines set for the protection of the public especially in islands with operating guesthouses where wearing masks is compulsory.