The government has stated that there will be no discrimination between Maldivians and foreign nationals in the efforts to protect the people against Covid-19 pandemic. Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid said today that people diagnosed will be provided the appropriate healthcare equally when needed.
The Minister respond to the following based on the Bangladeshis, tested COVID positive or under observation have been kept at places lacking proper facilities.
Also National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) has acknowledged that the quarantine facility in Vilivaru was not the most adequate location to accommodate human.
Covid-19 spokesperson Mohamed Mabrook Aziz apologized for the quarantine accommodation facility provided to 80 expatriates and noted that they were only moved there temporarily. Human Rights Commission of the Maldives launched an investigation into the issue of expatriates being quarantined in such inhumane way.