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Police to take measures against Anti- Vaccine Campaigners.

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Police have informed that they would be investigating and taking necessary measures against those who are campaigning against vaccinating on the social media.

Recently several anti-vaxxers centered twitter and Facebook pages and communities have resurfaced. Government has blocked many such pages and including a website made for the purpose of campaigning against vaccination.

Government has also inaugurated a vaccination campaign aiming to inoculate 90% of the eligible population by the end of this month. However, during the week, a huge forum was made via the social media platform clubhouse to protest against vaccinating the public.

Police have informed the media that they have brought notice of several anti-vaccine campaigns and they would be investigating such cases.

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Government to exert strict measures to speed up COVID-19 vaccination program.

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Discussions were held among the respective government authorities to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination Program as concerns are raised over the slow progress of the vaccination and a concerning number of eligible citizens still not receiving their dose of the vaccine.

It is being discussed to forbid access to government services to those who haven’t received two doses of the vaccine. Travel arrangements and other public services may also be inaccessible to the unvaccinated residents.

According to information received by Maldives Media Network, a deadline for all government workers to be vaccinated is soon to be informed. Once announced, any unvaccinated employee would not be allowed to attend work. President Ibrahim Solih has urged all government employees to get fully inoculated.

Minister of Education Aishath Ali has also informed all teachers and parents who have not completed two dozes of vaccines that they would not be allowed into the premises of schools starting from 1st of September.

Although Maldives have received a sufficient stock of Vaccine for the entire eligible population, about half of the population has still not completed the two dozes of vaccines.  Moreover, more than hundred thousand from the eligible population have not received a single doze of the vaccine.

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President Solih declares New Normal State in Maldives after 513 days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Speaking at the cabinet meeting President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih informed that Maldives have surpassed the most dangerous days of COVID-19 situation and currently the country is at the “new normal” state. This would be the 153rd day of the state of the public health emergency in the country.

In December 2020, speaking to the local news channel, Rajje TV, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih have said that there is hope of reaching to a solution in the fight against the COVID-19 situation soon.   Last year high ranking officials of the government celebrated the end of the COVID-19 pandemic prior to the advent of the second wave of COVID-19 in Maldives.

Discussions were made in the cabinet meeting regarding the measures against the ongoing pandemic and the enforcement of the vaccination program.

Records show an amount of more than 100,000 eligible citizens that are not fully vaccinated yet and more than 40,000 people have not got their first doze of the vaccine thus far.

Last May was recorded as the period of the worst COVID-19 situation in the nation. Almost 40000 positive cases was recorded in May and the death toll for stood at  over 100. Thousands of patients of positive cases was admitted for care.

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