Friday 23rd Apr 2021
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Covid Vaccine

Five Percent of Population Now Vaccinated

5% of the Maldivian population have been vaccinated through a programme initiated this month to inoculate people against the COVID-19 virus.
Vaccinations had begun in the Maldives on the first of this month, and it had been initiated by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. After him, the Majlis Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, and then the Chief Justice Mutasim Adnan, and several ministers had received the first doses of their vaccinations.
Several people continue to receive vaccinations every day since. According to the most recent numbers published by the Health Protection Agency, 1,902 people had been vaccinated yesterday.
1,496 had been vaccinated at the Vaccination Centre in the Greater Male Region. 406 people were vaccinated in the islands.
So far, 27,367 people have been vaccinated in the Maldives so far, which amounts to 5% of the national population.
The vaccine being utilized in this programme is the CoviShield vaccine which had been gifted by India. The vaccine has also been approved by the World Health Organization.