The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has eased further restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals.
According to the new quarantine guidelines published today, fully vaccinated direct contacts – those who have completed first and second dose along with the booster dose will not need to quarantine if their PCR or Antigen test is negative. However, this only applies if the direct contact lives in a separate household from the COVID-19 positive individual.
Moreover, the direct contact will need to do a PCR test after 5 days from the initial contact with the COVID-19 positive individual.
HPA further stated that Antigen tests should only be used if the individual is symptomatic. However, isolation and quarantine release documents will be issued based on the PCR or Antigen result from a HPA approved lab or clinic. Moreover, the new changes will also apply to those who are currently in quarantine.
Maldives is currently recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.