92 percent of police vaccinated against COVID-19

Police officers patrol a street in Male' City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Around 92 percent of the police force of the Maldives have received vaccinations against COVID-19. 

Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed tweeted today that around 92 percent of the workforce in the Maldives Police Service had received the first dose of vaccinations against COVID-19. 

Vaccinations for police officers and staff of the MPS are conducted through the Police Medical. The vaccinations are voluntary and action is not taken against any officer for refusing to take the vaccine. 

CP Hameed also added that the DNA Laboratory of Police had also passed its first WHO Global Round of Laboratory Proficiency Testing for the Detection of COVID-19 through PCR testing.

The Maldives has so far vaccinated more than 46 percent of the eligible population. The vaccine drive was commenced with the Astrazeneca-Oxford University vaccine. The Sinopharm vaccine is also now being administered in the Maldives after it was granted approval. 

Police officers worked on the frontline of the Maldivian epidemic during its height.