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Maldives Temporarily Closes Border for Tourists

President Ibrahim Solih speaking at press conference

Maldives has announced temporary suspension of visa on arrival for all tourists starting from 27th March 2020 until further notice.

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the President of Maldives announced the decision today while addressing the nation in order to shed light on the measures that the government has been undertaking to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.

This is a time for us to put aside our differences and work together. Maldives is under lock-down. After the next 24 hours no one can enter this country. Despite the lock-down, we will continue to ensure the provision of essential services to all people.”

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said.

In addition to temporarily suspending visa on arrival, the government has also extended the suspension of government offices and education institutions for another week. Thorough disinfection of the streets in greater Male’ area has also begun since mid this week.

All the precautions we have been taking has been worth it. The results are favourable despite the economic losses. Right now, what matters most is the well-being of the people.”

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih assured.

Maldivian government has been quick in taking precautionary measures from day one, in order to contain the virus and prevent the spread of it. Some of the measures taken in the last few weeks include ceasing the operation of guesthouses across the country, temporarily banning foreign passenger vessels, and imposing travel restrictions to certain countries.

The handling of the situation and precautions taken by the government of Maldives has been acknowledged and praised by many.

Feature Photo by Presidency Maldives.

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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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