The viral disease was discovered first in Maldives capital, Male’ City, on 15 April, after which the Greater Male’ Region was placed under a total lockdown.
Maldives government placed restrictive measures during the lockdown period, which limited the outside movement for the public including permitted traveling.
Businesses that catered delivery services along with special servicing outlets were granted permission by authorities, while Maldives Police Service was tasked with patrolling the streets for illegal public traverse.
In late May, Maldives government announced easing the restrictive measures on public as health authorities forecast possible slow-down on the public outbreak of the virus.
More hours were granted to public to head outside, while restaurants have been permitted to continue deliveries.
Meanwhile, government aims to place ease on the restrictive measures under phases.
Tourism Ministry later announced that resort employees can travel to the resorts of their employment and resume duty, which had been authorized by HPA towards resorts that no monitoring status or have already observed a 14-day period post monitoring lift.
Furthermore, government announced that it expects border reopening by July, resuming the currently stagnated tourism industry.
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:
07 June – Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirm it has been working with relevant authorities to rescue stranded Maldivians in Sri Lanka.
07 June – Health Protection Agency (HPA) confirmed two positive cases and 54 new recoveries on Sunday.
- Total Cases: 1903 (2 new cases)
- Active Cases: 1066
- Hospitalized: 16
- Recoveries: 827 (43.46%)
- Total Deaths: 8 (0.42%)
- Total in Quarantine: 1443
- Total in Isolation: 1185
- Bangladesh: 1022 (53.76%)
- Maldives: 639 (33.58%)
- India: 190 (9.99%)
- Nepal: 24 (1.26%)
- Italy: 11 (0.58%)
- Sri Lanka: 10 (0.53%)
- Pakistan: 3 (0.16%)
- Other: 4 (0.21%)
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 April – Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Thursday confirmed extending state closure period once again, effective until 14 May 2020.
30 April – Minister 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.
Economic News – Highlights
- Maldives Transport and Contracting Company: the company announced it has increased ferry frequency between Male’ City and Vilimale’.
- Maldives Transport and Contracting Company: confirmed a profit after tax of MVR53 million for the first quarter of 2020.
- Japan: the government of Japan have provided a grant of MVR86.4 million to Maldives to assist in its efforts to purchase medical equipment.
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.
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.
Updates from Press Conference
The following updates are extracted from the latest press conferences – held within the last 24-hours:
- National Emergency Operations Center: the frontal administrative authority of Covid-19 related issues, announced positive patients who remain asymptomatic for three days without testing for illness will be released.
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.