Malé, Maldives – The national airline of Maldives, Maldivian has decided to temporarily suspend all flights from Maldives to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh until further notice.
Maldivian stated that the flights are being suspended following special measures implemented by the Bangladeshi government to minimise the spread of Covid-19 within the country. This includes stopping air travel between the two countries starting from 4tg June onwards.
Following the decisions, the flight scheduled to fly from Maldives to Dhaka, Bangladesh on 4th June has now been preponed to 14:25 of 3rd June. Starting from 4th June, air travel will be restricted between the two countries until further notice.
While the country is currently going through one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 204 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country. With majority of the hospitalized patients being in the capital, experts continuously reiterate the importance of taking preventive steps against Covid-19, such as maintaining adequate physical distancing, wearing masks and practicing hand hygiene.