Maldives further extends State of Public Health Emergency

Malé City roads during lockdown period. | Photo: RaajjeMV

Male’, Maldives – The government of Maldives has extended the State of Public Health Emergency in the country for the 10th time since the Covid-19 outbreak on March in the capital city, Male’.

While the State of Public Health Emergency was initially from December 5th of this year, the Minister of Health of Maldives, Ahmed Naseem (Kerafa Naseem) signed another extension, and revealed that the State of Public Health Emergency will be extended till January 4th of 2021.

This is the tenth time the State of Public Health Emergency has been extended in Maldives, after a massive amount of Covid-19 cases were seen in the capital Male’ city during March.

Although the number of daily confirmed cases has decreased by a great extend since then, the threat of the virus still stands in the country. For this reason, Health Minister Naseem informed that the State of Public Health Emergency announced on March 12 will be continued until further notice.

Minister Naseem also informed that the Director General of Public Health stated that the threat of a severe outbreak needs to be further lowered and that certain measures are still needed to be taken to ensure the health and safety of the citizens.

Till date, the country has confirmed a total of 13,159 confirmed Covid-19 cases of which only 841 active cases are remaining. While 12,264 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives, 47 people have passed away from it. The recovery rate of Maldives is currently at 93.20%.