With the authority vested with the Director General of Public Health under clause numbers 34 and 12 of the Public Health Act 7/2012, the isolation period of people positive for Covid-19 have been revised as follows from today.

 

1) Isolation period for positive cases of COVID-19

1.1 Individuals who test positive for Covid-19 and are asymptomatic are required to be in Isolation for a period of 07 (seven) days from the date of sample collection. However, those who exhibit covid symptoms at the end of the isolation period specified are required to continue their isolation until 24 hours after symptoms have cleared.

1.2 However, those working in health facilities, educational establishments and residential care facilities will need to additionally submit a negative Antigen Test done at the end of SEVENTH DAY before starting work. The said antigen test must be done through an approved service provider and as per the set guidelines by Ministry of Health.

 

Completed COVID-19 vaccination means –

-Person received the prescribed doses of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or the Maldives Food & Drug Authority, and at least 14 (fourteen) days have passed after the administration of the last required dose of the vaccine.