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Situation Maldives: Greater Male’ Area Under 24 Hours Lockdown

President of Maldives address the nation on regards to the first community spread of Covid19 in Maldives.
Greater Male’ Area has been placed under 24 hours lockdown after the confirmation of the first positive case of COVID-19 in Male’ city.

Greater Male’ Area, Maldives has been placed under 24 hours lockdown after the confirmation of the first positive case of COVID-19 in Male’ city. The Director General of Public Health issued the order for the 24-hour lockdown today, 15th April 2020.

The lockdown was enforced in order to carry out thorough contact tracing and to avoid a possible community spread. Male’ city is extremely congested; hence the chances of a community spread is high. However, the government assured that they have been preparing for the worst-case scenario while monitoring the situation closely. Maldives Police Services urged residents to return home by 15:30 hours today.

During the lockdown, no persons will be allowed to enter or exit Male’, Villimale’, Hulhumale’, Thilafushi, and Gulhifalhu. Furthermore, Public transport including buses and ferries will not be permitted to operate during the 24 hours.

The restrictions do not apply to the police and MNDF officers, those working in health care facilities and their vehicles and ambulances. Individuals and medias with passes from the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) will also be permitted to leave their houses.

The individual tested positive has no travel history, hence it is unsure how the community transmission happened as of yet. Contact tracing of the positive individual has been ongoing since the announcement. The government also placed Kaashidhoo island under monitoring as a direct contact of the individual tested positive travelled to the island. All unauthorized entry and exit from Kaashidhoo is also prohibited until further notice.

President Ibrahim Solih addressed the nation today with teary eyes on live television and repeatedly urged the people to stay home.

Since the beginning of January, Maldives has been preparing for all possible situations due to the spread of COVID-19. The government is ready as we prepared with the worst-case scenario in mind. We have sufficient food and other basic necessities including medicines as of now. While the government authorities deal with the situation, I urge the people to be kind to one another and to stay patient and united during this difficult time.”

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said while addressing the nation today

The president assured that the authorities are taking all necessary measures to combat the virus. He also stated that there is ample food stocks and medicine that the public need and the public will not face any food shortages.

Furthmore, State Trading Organisation (STO) announced services for delivering food and other basic necessities to the people. The Managing Director of STO said on twitter that STO will be providing delivery services for all purchases while encouraging people to stay home.

This is the 06th Maldivian, and the 21st individual to test positive for COVID-19 in the Maldives. The individual was transferred to isolation facility earlier today. Maldives has seen 16 recoveries as of now. Two patients are currently being treated while the other two had been repatriated to their home country.

Ministry of Health has also been updating their website on COVID-19 regularly on the Situation Maldives.

Feature Photo by The President Office

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Are you looking to work in Maldives? Here are 05 job opportunities in Maldives Resorts!

Have you always wondered how the girls on social media got to travel and work in Maldives?

If you’re a fan of travel and work, then you follow creators on Instagram and TikTok who travel and work in the Maldives. Whether they’re island hosts or waiters, these travellers are living a unique and blissful experience. They get to experience the culture, lifestyle and beautiful scenery of the Maldives. But the best part is, they’re making money while living in the Maldives! So, how do you get a job in the Maldives, especially a resort job? It’s easy, all you have to do is apply!

The Maldives is one of those beautiful destinations where the choices are limitless. With over 180 resorts, there is a high chance that there is a job out there for you. So stop scrolling, and leap on an adventure to work and live in the Maldives this year. Here are some of the resort jobs updated on Job Maldives that you can apply for.

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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