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Maldives capital flooded after heavy downpour

Several main streets were inundated. Torrential rains flooded the streets of Malé on Wednesday morning as the Met office warned of heavy downpours and thunderstorms across large parts of the country. ...

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Nine-year-old boy died of dengue fever

It was the first death caused by dengue in 2019. By Hassan Moosa A nine-year-old boy died from dengue fever on Tuesday. Hassan Haisam Hussain, from Haa Dhaalu Kulhudhuffushi island, passed away while...

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Monsoon rains wreak havoc across Maldives

Flooding caused damages to 576 homes. By Mohamed Junayd Nearly 600 homes faced damages from flooding as monsoon rainstorms continue to wreak havoc across the country. The worst affected islands were...

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Maldives records sharp rise in dengue cases

The number of dengue cases reported across the Maldives has increased more than 200 percent compared to the previous year. Some 1,912 cases of dengue were reported by the end of last month with 506...

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Dengue, flu, viral fever cases drop in June

Cases of dengue, flu, viral fever and influenza spiked in the Maldives earlier this year. The Health Protection Agency reported a drop in the spread of communicable diseases for June. Earlier this...

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Maldives state of emergency lifted

President Abdulla Yameen has ended a 45-day state of emergency declared last month in response to a Supreme Court order for the release of his jailed opponents. The emergency was lifted effective...

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Bad weather causes damages in 14 islands

Torrential rain and strong winds caused damages in 14 islands as a bout of bad weather continues to wreak havoc across the Maldives. Fathmath Thasneem, head of the National Disaster Management...

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Thoddoo fields damaged by heavy rainfall

Heavy rainfall and strong winds have damaged agriculture fields on the island of Thoddoo in Alif Alif atoll, the country’s largest producer of watermelon. Farmers on Thoddoo traditionally step up...

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Bad weather wreaks havoc across Maldives

By Mohamed Saif Fathih Torrential rain, thunderstorms, and rough seas have been wreaking havoc across the Maldives with the onset of the south-west monsoon. On Wednesday night, a tornado struck the...

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Drinking water shortage continues in Malé

Businesses and households in Malé have been struggling to buy drinking water for the past five weeks amid an acute shortage caused by a fall in production coupled with high demand during the dry...

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