Ministry of Health has stated there have been no active cases of monkeypox so far in the Maldives.
The Health Ministry confirmed that some healthcare service providers have been reporting cases where individuals are showing suspected symptoms of monkeypox. Noting that such cases are further evaluated to confirm if it is monkeypox, the health ministry said there have been no cases of monkeypox so far in the Maldives.
On July 23, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) after stating that the rapidly spreading outbreak represents a global health emergency. The PHEIC is the WHO’s highest level of alert, designed to trigger a coordinated international response and unlock funding to collaborate on sharing vaccines and treatments. The latest reports show that monkeypox has affected over 15,000 people in 75 countries.