COVID-19 Daily Brief: 23rd June

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Maldives government officially lifted off the lockdown on 15 June, Monday and permitted the public to go out without restrictions.

However, a curfew is still in effect between 22:00hrs and 05:00hrs everyday, barring members of the public to go outside without a valid reason and acquired permit.

Moreover, businesses conducting deliveries have been ordered to cease their operations after 22:00hrs.

The Covid-19 front line task force continues to acquire random samples from the city.

Meanwhile, new developments indicate positive cases at the island of Gaaf Alif Maamendhoo involving individuals traveling to the island from VIA.

Covid-19 Case Updates

The figures reflected on the illustration is the latest development in Maldives as per Health Protection Agency and Ministry of Health’s updates.

Covid-19 From The News:

23 June – Health Protection Agency reports discovery of 21 positive cases and 16 recoveries on Tuesday.

Covid-19 Statistics:

Case Statistics:

  • Total Cases: 2,238
  • Active Cases: 415
  • Recoveries: 1,813(81.01%)
  • Total Deaths: 8 (0.36%)
  • Total in Quarantine: 140
  • Total in Isolation: 308

Nationalities:

  • Bangladesh: 1,162 (51.92%)
  • Maldives: 787 (35.17%)
  • India: 210 (9.38%)
  • Nepal: 43 (1.92%)
  • Italy: 13 (0.58%)
  • Sri Lanka: 11 (0.49%)
  • Pakistan: 3 (0.13%)
  • Other: 9 (0.40%)

State Decisions

29 April – The total lockdown period in Greater Male’ Region have been extended by another 14 days. The new lockdown deadline will last until 14 May 2020.

30 AprilMaldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Thursday confirmed extending state closure period once again, effective until 14 May 2020.

30 AprilMinister of Health announced extending the State of Public Health Emergency once again; stretching the duration until 30 May 2020.

30 April Minister of Islamic Affairs have once again extended ban on congregational prayers until 14 May amid escalating COVID-19 crisis in Maldives.

14 May – Health Protection Agency announced the total lockdown period in Greater Male’ Region have been extended by another 14-days. The lockdown will now remain effective until 28 May 2020.

14 May – Ministry of Islamic Affairs: the ban on congregational prayers across the country have once again been extended until 28 May.

14 May – Maldives Police Service: authorities confirmed the Sinamale’ Bridge will be closed from transportation between 01:00hrs and 09:00hrs everyday effective from Thursday.

16 May – Maldives Government: President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih confirmed renewing state closure period effective between 17 May until 28 May.

23 June – Maldives Government: President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday afternoon announced the country will reopen its borders to international travel on 15 July 2020.

Economic News – Highlights

Local:

Weekly Covid-19 Spending Report

Data reflected on the weekly Covid-19 spending report are acquired after assimilating previous week’s spending by state bodies in efforts to counter the pandemic.

As of:

30 April: total spending was recorded at MVR665.4 million. The spending committed by Ministry of Health and NDMA contributed to 91.2% of all spending.

07 May: total spending towards Covid-19 related efforts stood at MVR814.2 million, marking a 22.4% increase compared to previous week. Both Ministry of Health and NDMA continue to contribute towards majority (91.5%) of all spending.

14 May – the total spending towards Covid-19 related efforts increased by 7.3% from the previous week. The total state spending towards curbing the pandemic spread in Maldives have reached MVR873.3 million.

21 May – total spending towards Covid-19 related efforts decreased 0.7% from previous week. Total spending towards the efforts against the pandemic was at MVR866.9 million.

28 May – government’s total spending towards Covid-19 related efforts increased by 2.9% and reached MVR892.3 million.

04 June – government’s weekly Covid-19 spending on health efforts reached MVR923.2 million, marking a 3.5% increase from previous week.

Updates from Press Conference

The following updates are extracted from the latest press conferences – held within the last 24-hours:

*No updates

 

Editor’s Note: The data represented in the format of news, article or bulletin in this report are collected verified and official sources countering the viral pandemic, as well as news releases, media updates and critical data from government institutions. Follow this space for more developments; updated in every 24 hours.

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