1. What restrictions are in place currently?

  • Temporary suspension of check-in guest house and city hotels in Maldives – effective from 14th March 2020
  • Temporary suspension of movement of people from resorts to other islands effective from 14th March 2020 1800hrs
  • Temporary suspension of activities in all universities, colleges and other academic institutions for 14 days effective from 14th March 2020
  • Temporary suspension of use of public grounds and parks until further notice effective from 13th March 2020
  • Temporary suspension of movement from resort to other islands effective from 18th march to 28th March 2020
  • Temporary suspension of excursion activities in greater male’ region
  • food outlets banned from providing shisha

2. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Most common symptoms of COVID include dry cough, fever, tiredness, difficulty breathing

3. Are we going to run out of food?

The government, through STO has assured that there is a stock of staple foods and that there is a specified officer for each inhabited island and resort

4. How can I get hand sanitizer?

NDMA is distributing hand sanitiser based on availability and necessity

5. How can I get face masks?

STO is distributing 3 masks per day for each person

Note: You will need to bring an identification card

6. What is the incubation period for COVID-19?

Usually take 14 days incubation

7. How long can the virus survive on surfaces?

Depending on the material, research shows up to 2-3 days – since this a new virus. There is no definite answer.

8. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Most common symptoms of COVID include dry cough, fever, tiredness, difficulty breathing