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COVID-19 Vaccination to Start for Maldives’ Tourism Industry Employees from 4th February 2021

Maldives’ Minister of Tourism announced COVID-19 vaccination will start from 4th February 2021 for employees in the tourism sector.
Maldives’ Minister of Tourism announced COVID-19 vaccination will start from 4th February 2021 for employees in the tourism sector.

Maldives’ Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom announced COVID-19 vaccination will start from 4th February 2021 for employees in the tourism sector. Minister Mausoom tweeted thanking president of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for speeding up the vaccination.

Minister Mausoom said with this initiative, the Maldives will ‘top the leaderboard of the world’s safest destinations’. The island nation is already regarded as one of the safest holiday destinations thanks to the natural isolation of resorts.

Ministry of Tourism announced that the ministry has started collecting information on frontline employees in the tourism sector. Moreover, in the batch starting on 4th February, 10,000 employees will receive the vaccine.

On 1st February 2021, Maldives started its COVID-19 vaccination drive with AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine. Furthermore, the country is first prioritizing the frontline workers for the vaccine. Maldives received 100,000 doses of COVISHIELD vaccine as a donation from India.

COVISHIELD vaccine is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India based on the research of Oxford University/AstraZeneca. Additionally, an earlier announcement by the Health Protection Agency of the Maldives revealed that the government signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to purchase 700,000 doses of the vaccine.

Also read: 15 Exciting Maldives Resort Openings in 2021

Researches show the COVIDSHIELD as highly effective and safe to use vaccine. Meanwhile, data suggests the vaccine is 70-90% effective. Maldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA) approved the vaccine for emergency use on 26th January 2021.

Currently, 7 hospitals in the Maldives (Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Hulhumale’ Hospital, Villimale’ Hospital, ADK Hospital, Tree Top Hospital, Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital, and Addu Equatorial Hospital) are rolling out the vaccine.

Named the ‘World’s Leading Destination’ by World Travel Awards in 2020, Maldives is currently one of the most trending safe holiday destinations. Furthermore, according to the latest figures, only 0.08% of tourists that visited the Maldives were positive for COVID-19.

Resorts in the Maldives have also taken rigorous safety and hygiene measures for the safety of holidaymakers. After the Maldives reopened its border 2020, 172,552 tourists spent their holiday in the tropical holiday destination. Likewise, this January 2021, Maldives recorded 92,103 tourist arrivals.

Feature image by The President’s Office
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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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