29 March 2017, Male’;

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) of the Maldives has stated that the ‘influenza situation in Male’ and across the country is seeing a tremendous improvement’.

During the initial stages of the outbreak, preventive measures were taken to control the spread of the flu, including advising children and those infected to limit from gathering in public spaces and promoting general hygiene practices. The HPA has noted the rapid improvement in the influenza situation is the result of the cooperation received from the genera public, government agencies, and private sector organisations in implementing the preventive and control measures.

The HPA said in its statement that it would continue to provide vaccines for the different categories of people that have been identified as the most-vulnerable to the influenza.

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