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Maldivians arriving from overseas to be placed in home quarantine

National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has revealed Maldivians arriving from overseas will be placed in home quarantine from Wednesday onward

Maldives' central bank to resume some services

Central Bank, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has planned to resume some of its services that were suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Authorities to conduct random sampling while easing lockdown

National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) revealed on Tuesday night that authorities will conduct random sampling in the upcoming weeks to determine the level of community spread while lockdown restrictions are lifted in phases

COVID-19: WHO donates 5,000 test kits

World Health Organization (WHO) has donated 5,000 additional COVID-19 test kits to the Maldives to assist the archipelago in increasing its testing capacity

Opposition to boycott Monday’s parliamentary sitting

Opposition members in the Maldives will be boycotting the parliament meeting to be held on Monday

Expat turns in MVR 100,000 found roadside to Police

Maldives Police Service revealed Monday that an expatriate turned in cash amounting to MVR 100,000, which was found on a road in Hithadhoo, Addu Atoll

Police investigate Quran teacher over molesting students

Maldives Police Service, on Monday, announced an investigation into a 28-year-old man employed as a Quran teacher over allegations of sexually abusing multiple underage male students

Ex-president does not wish to seek treatment abroad: Home Minister

Jailed former Maldives president  Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom does not wish to travel abroad for medical treatment, the Home Minister revealed on Sunday

Maldives confirms 18 additional cases, 46 recoveries

The Maldives government confirmed on Saturday night that an additional 18 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 within 24hrs from Friday to Saturday

Minister reveals plans to restrict number of vehicles in capital

The Transport Ministry has stated that the ministry is working to control and restrict the number of vehicles allowed in capital Male'

Maamigili airport to be upgraded to an international airport

The Transport Ministry has revealed that the government would soon decide on private company Villa Group's proposition to upgrade the regional airport operated by the company in ADh. Maamigili to an international airport

Number of flights may be less than anticipated: Government

The Transport Ministry has stated that the anticipated amount of flights may not operate to Maldives once the country re-opens ints borders

Chartered flights repatriate 342 Indian nationals from the Maldives

An additional 342 Indian citizens stranded in the Maldives due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 left for their home country aboard private chartered flights on Wednesday and Thursday

28 percent of Maldivian population below poverty line

Maldives' national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report revealed that 28 percent of the population falls below the poverty line

Government allows resort employees to return to work

The Maldives government has made arrangements for resort employees in local islands to return to their place of employment

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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