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Thai PM: Phuket Sandbox program first step toward planned reopening of Thailand.

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday that the Phuket Sandbox tourism reopening program is the model for other tourist destinations throughout the country.

Starting from Thursday, Phuket started to relinquish mandatory quarantine for vaccinated foreign tourists. They can travel to the rest parts of Thailand after staying on the island for 14 nights under the Phuket Sandbox program.

Delivering a speech at a hotel in Phuket, the prime minister said that Phuket is a small island province, which can be effortlessly put under control in the sustained pandemic situation and is regarded as the model for the planned reopening of other tourist destinations within the country.

The prime minister, who supervised over the kick-off of the Phuket Sandbox campaign on the tourist island with the first group of foreign visitors from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, has planned to reopen the whole country in the next 120 days.

Conferring to the country’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), 70 percent of the population in Phuket have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 56 percent have gotten their second shots.

Prayut reinvigorated local people to make the Phuket Sandbox success by reopening the businesses and make it a model for other regions in the country.

Other tourist destinations, which have allegedly planned to follow the Phuket Sandbox, include the capital Bangkok, Koh Samui Island and Chiang Mai.

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Disagreement rises between the Fenaka MD and STO MD.

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Managing Directors of two major state-owned companies, STO and Fenaka have been disputing on social media. The disagreement is in relation with an issue between the two companies regarding the several millions of Rufiyaa taken on credit.

Speaking to the media, the Managing Director of STO, Hussain Amru claimed that Fenaka has failed to make payment for the oil provided by STO to Fenaka in order to provide electricity to the islands. Thereby currently electricity is being provided for the islands by STO for free.

The Managing Director of Fenaka have denied these claims and have responded that Fenaka have already paid more than MVR 1.8 billion to STO.

Both the directors are members of the Maldives Democratic Party (MDP). MDP holds the majority in the ruling coalition. However, there is division amongst the party members as they have been split into two fractions. Managing Director of STO Hussein Amru is reportedly backing the former President Mohamed Nasheed while the Managing Director of Fenaka, Saeed favors incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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Education Ministry releases Academic New Year Guideline.

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Ministry of Education has publicized guidelines to be followed with the commencement of the new Academic year on 10th of August. The school sessions are to be held for the same time period as prior the COVID-19 pandemic. However, students and teachers are required to follow new rules and guidelines to ensure the health safety of the students and teachers.

Some of the noted points on the guideline are as follows:

  • Classrooms need to be well ventilated
  • Social distance maintained during teaching and arranging of the class
  • Students to be sitting 3 ft apart in airconditioned classes
  • All teachers and students arriving from abroad to provide a negative PCR test done no longer than 5 to 6 days from return date.
  • All teachers and students arriving from islands under monitoring to provide a negative PCR test done no longer than 5 to 6 days from return date.

Students that falls under the high-risk category have been urged to wear face shields in addition to a face mask.

Ministry have stated extracurricular activities will only start after all students above 12 years are vaccinated.

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India to develop Maldivian resorts style water villas to boost tourism in India.

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Indian government has started the construction of water villas similar to those found in Maldivian resorts, to develop tourism in India. These Villas are being built in Lakshadweep archipelago that is of alike to the Maldivians islands.

Three islands selected for the project are Suheli, Kadmat island and Maliku Island. Maliku Island lies adjacent to the northernmost atoll of Maldives and was historically a part of the Maldives. India has decided to spend $10 million on the water villa development project. A total of $ 3.3 million is allocated to build 110 water Villas in Suheli and 3.2 million dollars is allotted for 110 villas in Kadmat. Additionally, 4.2 million dollars is to be spent on the construction of 150 water villas in Maliku.

It is to be noted that this is the first time that India has undertaken such a project.

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