K. Male'
17 Aug 2022 | Wed 18:05
Minister of Health, Ahmed Naseem
Minister of Health, Ahmed Naseem
Recovery from Covid-19
Maldives among countries that best managed Covid-19: Naseem
The people led a normal lifestyle even with Covid-19, due to the hard work of the authorities
More than 300 Covid-19 fatalities have been reported in the Maldives
85 percent of the eligible population, has been inoculated

Minister of Health Ahmed Naseem has stated that Maldives is included among the countries that best handles the Covid-19 pandemic.

The health minister made this remark at a ceremony to recognize the efforts of the healthcare officials who worked resiliently on the frontlines of the national Covid-19 inoculation drive.

The ceremony was held on Tuesday.

Stressing that when he assumed office as health minister, the Covid-19 situation was grave, Naseem noted that the island nation was facing the Delta wave at the time and that the authorities had put in resilient efforts to minimize the risks and curb the spread of the virus.

Naseem highlighted that the people were able to carry on with their normal lives and that normalcy was restored after the state of public health emergency was revoked, only with the resilient efforts of the relevant authorities.

The health minister went on to stress that over 300 Covid-19 fatalities have been reported across Maldives to date, adding that each and every fatality was tragic and brought about grief. He also noted that the island nation overcame the pandemic through the hard work of many people.

Further, he stated that there was not one government body or institution which had not contributed to making the inoculation drive a success, in one way or another.

85 percent of the eligible population across the Maldives has been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The incumbent administration launched the “Covid-19 Dhifaau” inoculation drive on 1 February 2021.

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