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Situation Maldives: Surge in Numbers

Health Protection Agency of Maldives announces additional positive cases and surge in number of covid patients.
Since the government imposed the lockdown after the first known case of COVID-19 in Male’ City there has been an increase in numbers

Since the government imposed the lockdown after the first known case of COVID-19 in Male’ City. Maldives has seen a surge in the number of cases. As this is the situation in Maldives till today.

As of yet, there are 177 positive cases in Maldives while the number of cases in Male’ city alone is over 100. A number of Maldivians, Bangladeshis, Indians and Sri Lankans have been tested positive within Male’ City. With a population of approximately 539,176 people in Maldives, Male’ City is one of the most congested cities in the world. While Male’ city is under level IV red alert, public health risk alert level nationwide is at level II: yellow alert.

I want to prioritize what we do at present than discuss the future right now. Currently, we are not in a situation to lift the lockdown. This situation does not call for us to go back to our normal way of life at all.”

Health Minister Abdulla Ameen

To ensure that the people are well informed, Health Protection Agency (HPA) has been updating their website in addition to the text message updates. Moreover, HPA has introduced a Dashboard on the website with complete updates of the situation along with charts and diagrams.

With the numbers increasing each day. It has been in question whether the country’s healthcare system has the capacity to treat all the infected patients or not. The truth is, not. Public Health authorities had previously stated that the country’s healthcare system does not have the capacity to treat a large number of patients with a community spread.

To help during this difficult time, a team of 10 medical professionals from Bangladesh arrived in Maldives on 20th April 2020. In addition to that, a number of medical students studying in Nepal had volunteered to offer their services. All students arriving from Nepal would undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine period before they assist in the healthcare facilities.

Maldives currently has 18 quarantine facilities across the country. National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) had announced the development of a new isolation facility in Hulhumale’ earlier this month. The facility will feature an isolation block with a 300-bed capacity, a service building, and an accommodation block for the employees.

With the situation in maldives and country’s economy smashed to the ground. Businesses are finding it a challenge to sustain their expenses and due to which a number of individuals has been unemployed. To support those who lost their jobs due to the pandemic, Economic Ministry has decided to provide a stimulus package of MVR5000 to those individuals, for a period of 03 months.

While the entire Maldives faces the global pandemic. The government has been undertaking extreme measures to ensure that the people have food and other basic necessities across the country. MNDF along with the Police have been tirelessly patrolling the streets as well as providing delivery services of goods to households. In order to solve supply issues to the islands. Maldivian Airlines has decided to commence cargo flights to all domestic airports across the Maldives.

As the holy month of Ramadan approached, the decision to ban praying at mosques were undertaken too. While this is the first Ramadan during a complete lockdown amidst a global pandemic, it is also the time to count one’s blessings and be grateful for what they have. Prayers and hope can go a long way during unprecedented times like these. Hoping for a better situation in Maldives.

Feature photo from mihaaru.
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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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