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206,114 People in Maldives Receive Their First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

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According to the Health Protection Agency, 206,114 people in the Maldives received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

206,114 people in the Maldives received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to statistics by the Health Protection Agency of the Maldives, the island nation vaccinated 7,908 people yesterday, 14th March 2021.

Of the 206,114 people vaccinated, 116,636 people in the Greater Male’ Region received their first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine. On the other hand, 89,478 people received the vaccine in atolls. Employees in the tourism industry of the Maldives have also started getting their first dose of the vaccine.

Earlier, the President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih urged the public to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Maldives started its vaccination drive last month, 1st February 2021. The country is using AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine. The vaccine is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India based on the research of Oxford University/AstraZeneca.

Reports suggest the Maldives decided to procure additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. Neighbouring India donated the COVISHIELD vaccine to Maldives on two occasions. Likewise, Maldives and India maintain close bilateral relations.

Titled ‘World’s Leading Destination’ by World Travel Awards in 2020, Maldives is currently among the safest holiday destinations. The island archipelago a geographical advantage over other destinations with its unique islands. With this, social distancing comes naturally to holidaymakers at resorts.

Also read: Maldives Records 96,881 Tourist Arrivals in February 2021

Statistics from the Maldives’ tourism ministry also reveals that over 3,000 people visit the tropical holiday destination every day on average. The Maldives witnessed 227,488 tourist arrivals from 1st January to 12th March 2021. Moreover, tourists spent an average of 9 days in the island nation.

In 2021, Maldives intends to welcome 1.5 million tourists. Furthermore, the Tourism Ministry forecasted that the tropical holiday destination will witness 10 million bed nights this year.

Feature image by The President’s Office
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Sun Siyam Iru Veli Earns Double Honours: TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2024

Sun Siyam Iru Veli has proudly announced that TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2024 recognized the resort twice. TripAdvisor noted the resort as one of the Top 25 Best of the Best Hotels Luxury Asia. Additionally, TripAdvisor featured Sun Siyam Iru Veli as number 2 under the Best All-Inclusive Hotels in the World. This dual honour is a testament to the relentless pursuit of perfection.

With immense joy, we celebrate the honor of not one, but two remarkable achievements in TripAdvisor’s prestigious Top 25 Best of the Best awards this year. These accolades stand as a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence, a journey marked by continuous enhancement of our offerings and the delivery of unparalleled service stands by our wonderful island team members. Our heatfelt gratitude extends to our cherished guests as well whose unwavering support and invaluable feedback serves as the guiding light propelling us towards even greater horizons of distinction, said Masdhooq Saeed – General Manager of Sun Siyam Iru Veli.

Nestled in the heart of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Veli offers a charming private retreat. At this beautiful Maldives resort guests can immerse themselves in unparalleled luxury and serenity. This recognition from TripAdvisor is a testament to the resort’s dedication to excellence, ensuring that every guest enjoys a perfect escape in our tropical paradise.

About Sun Siyam Iru Veli

At Sun Siyam Iru Veli, guests are invited to experience laid-back luxury in an authentic Maldivian setting. The resort features stunning overwater and beach villas with private pools, world-class dining, and a range of activities. Whether guests seek adventure or serenity, pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable getaway.

The all-inclusive offering is impressive. Sun Siyam Iru Veli offers a dine-around plan that gives you the chance to feast at a la carte restaurants. You can explore the likes of the Mediterranean Roma eatery or the open-kitchen-style Grouper Grill. Catering to every type of traveller, you can choose between spa credit or three scuba dives a week as part of the package. On top of that, guests can also enjoy three spectacular excursions, a windsurfing lesson and jet-ski credit. Plus, each and every suite has its own private pool, so you can start the day with a blissful dip. 

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