The Edition


COVID-19: Foreign ministry advises Maldivians in Philippines to register

Ali Shareef
15 March 2020, MVT 21:59
Students wearing protective face masks have their temperatures taken while entering their college campus in Manila on January 31, 2020. PHOTO: AFP
Ali Shareef
15 March 2020, MVT 21:59

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Sunday, advised all Maldivians residing in Phillippines to register with the Maldives High Commission in Bangladesh as a precautionary measure amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Alternatively, Maldivian citizens in Philippines can contact the Maldives’ Honorary Consul, Mr. Gaudencio Santillan Hernandez Jr, or register online via a ministry web portal.

The foreign ministry tweeted contact details along with the link for online registration.

The Phillippine government on Sunday imposed a quarantine on their capital city, Manila in order to curb the nation's rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Philippine health officials reported 29 new cases of coronavirus infections Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 140. Eleven of the infected have died.