5,000 Resort employees to receive Covid-19 vaccine in the Maldives

Resort employees to get vaccine | Photo: Kurumba

Male’, Maldives — The Minister of Tourism of Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom has informed that the government has decided to vaccinate 5,000 frontliners in the resorts of Maldives.

While speaking at an interview, Minister Mausoom informed that the government has kept 10,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine specifically for the resort workers. As the Covishield vaccine brought to Maldives consists of two separate doses of 0.5 ml each, Minister Mausoom informed that the 10,000 doses can only be administered to 5,000 resort workers.

According to Minister Mausoom, the vaccination for resort workers will begin with the high risk patients as well. As the government aims to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to all the health and social workers in Maldives within a 10 days amount, the Tourism Ministry is currently contacting the resorts of Maldives to obtain the information of their resort employees.

While the government has specifically prepared 10,000 doses of Covishield vaccine for resort workers, the number of confirmed and active Covid-19 cases of resort workers remain at a very high level at present.

While the official inoculation program began yesterday, vaccine administration was only carried out in Hulhumale’ Hospital, Villimale’ Hospital, ADK Hospital and at Tree Top Hospital in the capital Male’ City, along with  in Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) in the southern region and Kulhdhuffushi Regional Hospital in the Nothern region of the Maldives.

The spokesperson of Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC), Dr. Nazla Rafeeg announced that from tomorrow onwards, all the hospitals in Maldives will start administering the Covid-19 vaccine, with the health workers and front liners are given priority, followed by individuals above the age of 50 and high risk patients.

The incumbent government has announced that all citizens, along with the expat workers living in Maldives will receive the Covid-19 vaccine at no cost.