Celebrated football star and TC Sports Club player Ali Ashfaq has commended the authorities for the “excellent service” provided in quarantine.
Taking to Twitter after returning home after spending over a month in quarantine facilities, the footballer wrote that the service provided at Furaveri Island Resort, the football team’s last stop for quarantine, was “excellent”
As such, he thanked the healthcare personnel, officials of the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) as well as the Maldives Police Service (MPS) for “working hard” in these facilities.
The footballer wished for more courage for the healthcare workers risking their lives in the country’s efforts to combat the pandemic.
The team was brought to the Maldives capital some time on Friday and they members and officials had spent a total of 42 days in quarantine.
TC was quarantined in Sri Lanka on 12 March and completed 14 days in quarantine there.
The team had gone to Bangladesh for its match against the Bashundhara Kings in the AFC Cup earlier this year and it was during their time away that the Covid-19 situation worsened worldwide.
Although their quarantine period ended on 26 March, Sri Lanka had gone into lockdown by then. After a while being stranded in the neighboring country, they were finally evacuated along with a group of other Maldivians stranded in Sri Lanka, via a repatriation flight by the country’s national airline, Maldivian on 5 April.
TC team was quarantined upon return to the Maldives at Furaveri Resort and tested for Covid-19, and were tested before release. None of the players tested positive for the virus.