Addu City, Maldives – The Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services (MoGFSS) have started providing assistance to Addu City residents adversely affected by the recent lockdown set in place after two different covid-19 clusters were discovered in the City.
Gender Ministry revealed today that they have begun efforts, since the 11th of February to collect information on individuals living under difficult circumstances in Addu City and send them care packages.
The Ministry is cooperating with relevant authorities in Addu to provide food, water, sanitizer and mask, along with other necessities through around 50 care packages.
MoGFSS is reportedly collaborating with Addu City’s Family and Children Service Centre and the Addu branch of the Maldivian Red Crescent to provide these much needed care packages.
The Ministry reportedly does this for every island brought to monitoring status. Previously, a number of care packages were sent to M. Kolhufushi when the island was placed under monitoring on 24 January 2021 after a person who went to the capital city Malé from the island was tested positive for Covid-19.
Fuvahmulah City – also under monitoring status has been revealed to be the Gender Ministry’s next target for assistance, where much like other island’s that have gone under monitoring, the Ministry will collect information on individuals living under difficult circumstances and send them care packages.
When an island being place on monitoring status, all unauthorized access to the island and departure from the island has been prohibited. Any violations of HPA guidelines carry large fines.