Mandatory quarantine extended to 14 days

Director General of Public Health Maimoona Abu Bakr | Photo: Ministry of Health

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that all travelers to and within Maldives need to undergo a mandatory quarantine of 14 days until further notice.

The change to the previous quarantine period of 10 days has been brought amid the increasing number of quarantine cases within the country, especially within the islands.

In the announcement made by Director General of Public Health, Maimoona Abubakr, it was mandated for all travelers to undergo the 14 day quarantine period from today onward.

While cases have been escalating at an all time high level, Maldives had recorded eight Covid-19 deaths within the past 48 hours while the island nation had recorded 703 additional cases yesterday.

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 33,368 out of which 25,675 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 6, 2021. Currently the total number of active cases in the country stands at 7,607 with 203 people admitted in hospitals.