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Government distributes MVR 33.2 million as frontline allowance

The Ministry of Finance, on Wednesday, revealed that MVR 33.2 million was distributed as allowances to workers serving on the frontline of Maldives' COVID-19 response

Foreign lawyers allowed to practice in the Maldives

The Bar Council has announced that foreign lawyers will be allowed to practice in the Maldives

PCR negative certificate required to visit the Maldives from Sept 10

The Tourism Ministry has announced that policies have been changed such that a negative PCR certificate is required for entry to the Maldives after September 10th

COVID-19: 137 cases registered on last day of month

The Maldives on Monday registered 137 positive cases of COVID-19

'Prejudice, discrimination worse than COVID-19', says HEOC after patient barred from island

The Maldives' Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC) on Monday night called to end prejudice and discrimination against individuals that test positive for COVID-19, describing the stigma as "worse than the virus"

COVID-19 negative report to be made essential for tourists visiting Maldives

Maldives Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom has stated that the government intends to amend tourism guidelines such that only tourists who test negative for COVID-19 are allowed to enter the country

COVID-19: Government introduces up to MVR 5,000 fine for quarantine violations

The government, on Sunday, amended the regulation on quarantine and isolation centres, to impose a fine of up to MVR 5,000 for violating quarantine orders

Maldives president urges people to follow health protocol to avoid lockdown

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that a full lockdown in Male’ area would bring with it several difficult challenges for the public

Police to investigate Maldives opposition rally; participants flouted guidelines

Maldives Police Service has launched an investigation into the rally held by the opposing PPM-PNC coalition on Friday

School dropouts on the rise in Maldives, moving towards crime

Statistics published by the Juvenile Justice Unit (JJU) have shown that a large number of children reported to the unit for involvement in criminal activity had dropped out of attending school

Maldivian conducts 33rd repatriation flight to Bangladesh

Maldivian has repatriated 200 more Bangladeshi nationals back home today due to various reasons as part of its government coordinated repatriation operations

Maldives ceases permits for export of two species of sea cucumbers

The Maldives government has stopped permitting the export of two types of sea cucumbers

Special flights to be arranged to fly in goods from Bangkok

Spence Maldives has announced its decision to operate cargo flights between Maldives and Bangkok, Thailand

Border control system established at Maafaru international airport

A border control system has been established at Maafaru Internation Airport in Noonu atoll

A second lockdown likely in Maldives if situation worsens

The worsening COVID-19 situation in the Maldives may require for a lockdown to be imposed once again, the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has warned