Bill on regulating Covid-19 vaccination to be formulated

Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – The government of Maldives has decided to formulate special regulations regarding the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines in the country, via a bill which is to be forwarded to the Parliament to be enacted into the Law.

This was revealed by the Attorney General’s Office, in a document which detailed the bills to be forwarded to the Parliament within the first term of this year. The document revealed that a total of 33 bills will be forwarded to the Parliament this term, including the “Bill on formulating regulations of administering Covid-19 vaccines”.

This comes after the Presidential address given by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in which he stated that the country has been able to secure enough vaccines needed to vaccinate the entire population. He also urged everyone to get the jab, which comes approved by global and Maldivian health regulatory authorities.

So far, more than 33,000 individuals in the Maldives have received the Covid-19 vaccine known as the Covishield vaccine, which is the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine mass produced by the Serum Institute of India.