Did not “lose control” of Covid-19 situation and ask for foreign aid: Mabrook

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

Malé, Maldives — The government has informed that they have consistently received foreign aid in the work that has been done to control Covid-19 in the Maldives, however, special aid was not requested from foreign countries because the government ‘lost control’ of the Covid-19 situation in Maldives.

The statement from the government comes after multiple rumors that the state has at last requested for special aid from foreign countries due to the worsening Covid-19 situation in the Maldives.

The Spokesperson of President’s Office, Mohamed Mabrook Azeez tweeted last night on behalf of the government to inform all citizens that the government has consistently received assitance from foreign countries in maintaing the Covid-19 situation, however the government has not requested for any special aid because they ‘lost control’ of the Covid-19 situation in the country.

No special aid was requested because we ‘lost control’.

Mabrook Azeez.

Speaking at last night’s HEOC press conference, Mabrook stated that Maldives needs global assistance and that they are currently even working to get aid in different ways. This includes of having discussions with countries who give aid to the Maldives.

Mabrook noted the assistance that Maldives had been receiving all these time and mentioned that the country is still using those aid.

The Covid-19 situation has worsen a lot in the Maldives with the country recording 34, 855 Covid-19 cases in the past five months. While a total of 48, 608 confirmed cases were recorded since the virus outbreak, the country has recorded a total of 112 deaths so far. This includes of seven deaths that were recorded within the last 24 hours itself.