The government has announced that all arrivals from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone will be denied on-arrival visas. Third country nationals will also be denied entry until 21 days after visiting these countries.
A Nigerian tourist placed in a quarantine facility at the Hulhumalé hospital does not have a fever, an epidemiologist at the Health Protection Agency explained, and could not be considered a suspected Ebola case.
Speaking at a Progressive Party of Maldives rally in Addu City, President Abdulla Yameen announced that he will be personally overseeing the Maldives’ health sector until it overcomes current problems.
Speaking to Haveeru, the former health minister alleged a campaign of death threats and negative media coverage designed to engineer her removal in order to facilitate corruption within the sector.
The system is located in the new settlement of the tsunami-displaced population that moved to Gan in 2007. After years of neglect the FENAKA Corporation took over maintenance of the system last month.
The Ministry of Health has warned those who have travelled to the affected countries to beware of symptoms while the HPA has said traffic between the Maldives and these areas is very low.
G.L. Peiris made the comments during the official state visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, during which agreements have been signed regarding health, investment, and rescue services.
On Sunday night, a 31-year-old woman from Faafu Atoll Nilandhoo died en route to Malé on a sea ambulance, while a pregnant woman gave birth waiting for the same ambulance. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has called on island councils to refrain from spreading false information on health services.
Protesters called for Health Minister Dr Mariyam Shakeela’s resignation outside the Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital, claiming services have deteriorated to “conditions never seen before in recent history.”