MNDF to give frontline allowance

MNDF frontline workers in action | Photo: MNDF

Malé, Maldives – MNDF plans to give frontline allowance for frontline workers in the force.

In an interview to the MNDF “Addana” publication, Defence Minister Mariya Didi said that MNDF frontliners fighting against the Covid-19 will receive a frontline allowance. The allowance has first to be cleared by the committee assigned for the issue.

The committee will discuss the fairest and most transparent way to implement the allowance.

Minister Mariya Didi also highlighted the public gratitude towards MNDF first responders and frontliners who work tirelessly to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Nazla, the spokesperson for Health Protective Agency (HPA) has reported that Maldives has now entered its third Covid-19 wave after Maldives confirmed 215 Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours. While this is a surge in the number of confirmed cases over the past two weeks, with the country recording three digit number of cases, the recovery rate of Maldives has gradually decreased from 94% to 88%.

The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination program began yesterday, with frontliners and top government officials as the first group vaccinated. HEOC informed that the country vaccinated a total of 282 people on the first day from Male’ city, Addu City and Kuludhuffushi.