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19th March 2020

• As a precautionary measure; Samples are being taken from a Maldivian national aboard Equator Safari who developed COVID19 like symptoms. The individual has been placed under home-isolation. The vessel is currently under monitoring.
• As a precautionary measure; Samples are being taken from a foreign national in AA Bodufulhadhoo who developed COVID19 like symptoms. The individual has been placed under home-isolation. The island is currently under monitoring.
• MMA announces 150-million-dollar facility for local banks to address the issue of foreign currency shortages.
• Restrict entry of all tourists arriving via safaris, yachts and other passenger vessels, effective from 00:00 hrs of 20 March 2020
• Government to subsidize 40% of electricity and 30% of water supply services for April & May
• Government to facilitate BML loan repayment extension for those financially affected by #COVID19
• Samples taken from a foreign national, from Hotel Riu Atoll who developed COVID19 like symptoms, have tested NEGATIVE for COVID19. As per protocol, temporary monitoring measures enacted on the resort has now been uplifted.
• As a precautionary measure; samples will be taken from 2 foreign national and 8 Maldivians from Paradise Island Resort who developed COVID19 like symptoms. The individual has been placed under home-isolation. The resort is currently under monitoring.
• As a precautionary measure; samples will be taken from a foreign national in Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort who developed COVID19 like symptoms. The individual has been placed under home-isolation. The resort is currently under monitoring.
• Samples taken from two foreign nationals, from Furaveri Island Resort who developed COVID19 like symptoms, have tested NEGATIVE for COVID19. As per protocol, temporary monitoring measures enacted on the resort has now been uplifted on 18th of March
• All samples taken at the Flu Clinic (Senahiya), from individuals having COVID19 like symptoms from March 16th 2020 to 11am of March 18th 2020, have tested NEGATIVE for COVID19
• Samples taken from two foreign nationals, from My Sky Yacht who developed COVID19 like symptoms, have tested NEGATIVE for COVID19.
• Samples taken from the foreign national, from Anantara Kihavah Resort who developed COVID19 like symptoms, has tested NEGATIVE for COVID19. As per protocol, temporary monitoring measures enacted on the resort has now been uplifted on 17th of March.
• Samples taken from two foreign nationals, from AA. Mathiveri Island who developed COVID19 like symptoms, has tested NEGATIVE for COVID19. As per protocol, temporary monitoring measures enacted on the island has been uplifted on 18th of March.
• Samples taken from two foreign nationals, from Gili Lankanfushi Resort who developed COVID19 like symptoms, has tested NEGATIVE for COVID19. As per protocol, temporary monitoring measures enacted on the resort has now been uplifted on 17th of March.