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Maldives 14 Days Lockdown: Social Distancing Needs To Be Taken Seriously

Mabrook, communication undersecretary of the president office of Maldives. HPA Maldives had announced 14 days of lock down.
The Lockdown in Greater Male' Area has been further extended to 14 days. Director General of Public Health released a statement today

The Lockdown in Greater Male’ Area has been further extended to 14 days. Director General of Public Health, Maldives released a statement on 17th April 2020. On further extension of the lockdown following the development of a number of positive cases in Male’ area.

Since the first positive case in Male’ city on 15th April 2020, a number of cases have developed in just three days. 15 individuals were tested positive to the virus by 19th April 2020. While 04 individual clusters has been identified till date. This includes 14 Maldivian nationals and 01 individual from Bangladesh. Hence, the lockdown needed to be further extended to reduce the impact of the community spread.

The number of contacts is surprisingly a lot more in Male’ compared to the rest of the world. We have been continuously advising and urging the people to stay home. Social distancing needs to be taken seriously and strictly enforced. Wearing a mask is not sufficient now. The situation is very sad, and it could have been avoided at this scale.”

Mabrook Azeez, Spokesperson, National Emergency Operations Center, NEOC, said during the virtual press conference

During the first virtual press conference held on 17th April 2020, Dr. Nazla urged the contacts to provide true information during this time. Addressing the community spread, she emphasized on the uncertainty of the situation and said that it would take 14 days to reach peak.

With the increase in the number of positive cases, it is no doubt the number of patients requiring hospitalization will be more. During another press conference held last night, Research Analyst, Dr. Sheena shed light on the statistics of the approximate number of cases which will arise with and without the necessary precautions and individual responsibilities. She also stated that the Maldives’ healthcare facilities do not have the capacity to treat a vast number of cases if the number of infected people suddenly rises. However, if the people work towards flattening the curve, the resources available will be sufficient to treat the patients.

As an individual, it is necessary to maintain social responsibilities by enforcing social distancing to prevent the further spread of the virus. It will obviously spread; none of us are immune to the virus. What we need to do is ensure the number of infected cases do not increase so much that it becomes impossible for the healthcare system to control the situation. Lets not go to that situation and work towards flattening the curve.

Dr. Sheena Moosa

The government has been undertaking measures to increase the capacity of healthcare system in the Maldives. 55% of the medical staff has been training to treat COVID-19 patients. Mabrook said during the press conference that by 21st April 2020, the government will hopefully receive extra ventilators. Furthermore, volunteers will also be brought in to help if the situation calls for it.

The government has also announced that strict measures will be enforced in other parts of the country to ensure public health starting from 18:00 hours on 17th April 2020. As per the statement, movement between one island and the other will be restricted while public gatherings and meetings are also forbidden. Moreover, the police have started detaining those who are seen outside since 20:30 hours of 17th April 2020 and will continue to do so. This is to emphasize on the magnitude of the situation Maldives.

Following the full lockdown of Male’, Hulhumale’ and Villimale’, the President of Maldives has declared government offices to be closed from 19th April to 30th April 2020. Despite the closure of government offices, provision of all essential services to the public will continue.

State Trade Organisation (STO) has also guaranteed to purchase all goods produced in Maldives. The company will also help in distribution of goods to various parts of the country.

Tourism Ministry along with the government, has plans to allow extra resorts to be used as quarantine facilities as the need for it has grown. Hulhule Island hotel Maldives (HIH) has also been vacated in order to cater further quarantine facilities. Furthermore, Tourism Ministry has also been providing aid to a number of individuals working in the hospitality industry who have been stranded in the capital city.

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Laundry Supervisor at Diamonds Thudufushi Beach and Water Villas

Are you looking to work in a scenic resort just 20 minutes away from the Capital city by seaplane? Here’s the opportunity to work at Diamonds Thundufushi Beach and Water Villas. The resort is looking for a passionate individual with 2-3 years of work experience in a similar role. In addition to the experience, the qualifications for this job include:

  • Excellent knowledge of computing and officer software
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Great team player who thrives in working with a multicultural team and guests alike
  • Ability to work independently with minimal support and effective management
  • Self-confident, creative and proactive, able to prioritize and make effective decisions
  • Customer-driven and courteous individual with an outgoing and approachable character
  • A positive ‘Can DO attitude’
  • Experience working with a multicultural team

If you have these qualifications this job in Maldives is perfect for you. Some of the benefits of this job include a good competitive salary and service charge as well as training and career development programs. Additionally, employees also get annual leave with a ticket to their home island or country provided. In addition to the annual leave, the mandatory leaves are also paid! Accommodation, meals and laundry service are also covered by the resort and employees get health insurance coverage as well.

The closing date for this position is March 8th, so interested candidates can apply now!

Meeru Maldives Hiring Waiters

Serving over 40 years in the Maldives hospitality industry, Meeru Maldives is also looking to hire some new faces this time around. A job posting was updated on Job Maldives for a dynamic, highly motivated individual to fill the position of Waiter! Some of the qualifications for this job include:

  • GCE O Level standard or Higher education
  • A minimum of one year of previous Hotel and restaurant experience is an added advantage
  • Basic food and beverage knowledge
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, written and verbal
  • Excellent customer care skills and interpersonal relations

If chosen to work as a Waiter at Meeru Maldives Resort Island, you will be expected to:

  • Serve food & beverages to the correct standards as implemented by F&B management
  • Regularly set up stations before service according to the correct standards
  • Ensure the cleanliness & tidiness of outlets at all times
  • Have full knowledge of all current promotions and available food and beverage products in all outlets

The deadline for this position is set for March 13th and interested applicants can shoot their shot now!

Room Attendant Position at Meeru Maldives

Here is yet another job opening posted on Job Maldives for the position of room attendant at Meeru Maldives. The requirements for this position include:

  • At least one year of previous experience ( added advantage )
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Customer-driven and self-motivated

This job is perfect for anyone looking to be employed in a Maldives resort! Here are the daily tasks required according to the job posting on Job Maldives:

  • To clean rooms i.e., sanitizing bathrooms, dusting rooms, making beds, defrosting mini-bar fridges and sweeping floors according to the hotel standards
  • Replenish amenities, linens and supplies
  • Report all maintenance required in guest rooms immediately

The deadline for this position is March 13th, 2024, you can apply for this position now!

Security Officer & Demi Chef De Partie at Kuruma Maldives

Kurumba Maldives is also looking to fill up two positions soon. One of the positions for the Security Office, this position is open for female applicants. The second position is for Demi Chef De Partie open for Thai nationals.

The resort is always looking to hire people looking for opportunities for professional growth and development. In addition to joining a team of like-minded passionate individuals, you also have the advantage of being located near the City. This means less travel to get to the City on your off day!

You can find the application for this position and more careers at Universal here!

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