Maldives Residents are given the COVID-19 Vaccine
Posted on: 3/15/2021, 6:12:24 AM
In the Maldives, 206,114 people got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to data from the Maldives' Health Protection Agency, the island nation vaccinated 7,908 citizens on March 14, 2021. 116,636 people in the Greater Male' Region got their first injection of the COVID-19 Vaccine, out of a total of 206,114 people vaccinated. In atolls, however, 89,478 people got the vaccine. Employees of the Maldives' tourism sector have already begun receiving their first dose of the vaccine.
The Maldives' President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, had earlier urged the public to provide the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Maldives launched their vaccine program last month, on February 1st, 2021. The COVISHIELD vaccine from AstraZeneca is being used in the region. Centered on Oxford University/AstraZeneca study, the vaccine is produced by the Serum Institute of India.
According to sources, the Maldives agreed to order more COVID-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. On two times, India donated the COVISHIELD vaccine to the Maldives. Similarly, the Maldives and India have good bilateral relations.
Maldives is reportedly one of the best holiday destinations, having been named "World's Leading Destination" by World Travel Awards in 2020. Through its special reefs, the island archipelago has a strategic edge over other destinations. Holidaymakers at resorts are vulnerable to social distancing as a result of this.