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MNU commences research to determine virus spread

Maldives National University (MNU) commenced research on determining the spread of COVID-19 within the community with the recent easing of lockdown measures

Tourist arrivals expected to fall to 900,000 this year

The Maldives government has estimated that 908,000 tourists will visit the Maldives this year

Male' schools to reopen for grade 9 and above

The Maldvies education ministry has stated that Male' schools will be opened for grade 9 and above on July 1

Education Ministry halts school breakfast programme

The government has decided to halt schools’ breakfast programme introduced by the present administration as a precautionary measure against COVID-19

Maldives lifts restrictions nationwide except Male'

Health Protection Agency (HPA) lifted the nationwide restrictions with the exception of capital Male' from June 15, which were imposed over the COVID-19 pandemic

Classes to resume for grade 9 and above in Maldives capital

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education, on Monday revealed that schools in the capital city of Male' would initially start teaching students in Grade 9 and above in July

Mosques in capital reopen with strict regulations in place

The mosques of the Greater Male' Area reopened its doors to the public on Sunday after two months

Tourists can enter Maldives without testing for COVID-19

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has publicised draft guidelines permitting tourists to enter Maldives without presenting the results of a COVID-19 test

Schools, universities to reopen in July

The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), on Thursday, announced that schools and universities would reopen within the month of July

Maldives commended on unbiased virus treatment

United Nation Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet stated that Maldives was included in the list of countries noted for the provision of COVID-19 related healthcare without discrimination based on nationality

No permits required from June 15 onwards

The Maldives government has announced that no permits will be required for movements from June 15 onwards

Hoarafushi airport project nears completion

Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has stated that a major part of the airport construction work of the island, Ha. Hoarafushi has been completed

Pres dissolves Housing Ministry following resignation of minister

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Thursday dissolved the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

UK travel firm confirms post-COVID tourism demand for Maldives

United Kingdom (UK)-based travel firm 'Kuoni' reported a significant uptick in the demand for 2021 travel bookings to Maldives, reflecting a view of the world post the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

World Bank grants USD12.8 mln for Maldives' income support plan

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on Tuesday to extend USD 12.8 million for the 'COVID-19 Emergency Income Support Project', to support the Maldivian government to mitigate the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on poor and vulnerable individuals

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With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity