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Maldives Prepares for 2nd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

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President urged the public to complete their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination as authorities prepare to administer the 2nd dose.

The president of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih urged the public to complete their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination as authorities prepare to administer the 2nd dose.

According to a press release by the President’s Office, over 165,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine had been administered so far; with over 95,000 doses in the Greater Malé Area and 60,000 doses across the other parts. Furthermore, the number of migrant workers who had received the first dose amounts to over 22,500. This also includes 373 undocumented workers.

President Solih also remarked on the government’s efforts to address the shortcomings in the health sector through decentralisation. He also spoke about the five tertiary hospitals’ progress in five regions of the country, detailing the service upgrades at the hospitals in Addu and Kulhudhuffushi cities.

On 1st February 2021, Maldives began its COVID-19 vaccination drive with AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine. Maldives received 200,000 doses of the COVISHIELD vaccine as a donation from India.

Also read: What Makes the Maldives a COVID-19 Safe Holiday Destination?

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

Dubbed the ‘World’s Leading Destination’ by World Travel Awards in 2020, Maldives remains among one of the safest holiday destinations. The island archipelago has a geographical advantage over other destinations with its unique islands.

Each resort in the Maldives is located on its very own private island. Hence, social distancing just comes naturally for holidaymakers. The government of the Maldives has also taken every step to ensure travellers will have a safe experience when they visit the Maldives.

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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