Mabrook Azeez, the spokesperson for the President’s Office, revealed that the government is exploring ways to ease COVID-19 movement restrictions for people who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Mabrook noted at a press conference given by the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) that discussions are being held every week to relax or impose more limitations based on the developing COVID-19 situation. According to Mabrook, current considerations include granting relief to fully vaccinated individuals as well as those who have recovered from COVID-19.
According to Mabrook, the number of daily COVID-19 cases has decreased dramatically in recent days, and if the trend continues, the government will publish additional relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in the coming weeks.
Furthermore, he stated that relaxing COVID-19 limitations for people who administer two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine would encourage others to complete their doses, and that the government intends to do so within the next week.
During the press conference, HEOC Spokesperson Dr Nazla Rafeeg stated that two important factors will be considered before reducing restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals, namely the number of high-risk people who have received the vaccine and the COVID-19 situation.
Restrictions were originally lifted in the Maldives following the administration of two COVID-19 dosages, until the recent COVID-19 wave struck the country. Previous relaxations specified that fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to observe the quarantine requirement.