10 day quarantine made mandatory for everyone traveling from Malé area

Spokesperson at the President's Office Mabrouq Azeez | Photo: NEOC

Malé, Maldives – Spokesperson of the Presidents Office, Mohamed Mabrouq Azeez has announced that everyone traveling from Greater Malé Area to other parts of the Maldives would need to complete a 10 day quarantine period.

Speaking on the Health Emergency Operations Centers (HEOC) press conference ongoing now, revealing additional restrictive measures to curb down the spread of Covid-19 virus in the nation, Mabrouq stated that even those who are traveling for essential services also needed to follow this rule of quarantine.

In addition to this, travel easements given to those who had received both doses of vaccine have also been put on hold for the next 10 days.

The restrictions comes while Maldives recorded the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the pandemic hit the tiny island nation with 585 cases today. 

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 585 cases, 397 were from the Malé area, while 160 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 11 new found cases from operational resorts, 02 cases from islands under development and 15 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 6.033.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 31,330 out of which 25,214 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 3, 2021.