NewsMay 5, 2020

Velaa Private Island Donates Protective Gear to Local Islands

Velaa Private Island is making further donations with essential protective gear supplies to Narudhoo and Milandhoo located in Shaviyani Atoll, and  Manadhoo island in Noonu atoll due to the spread of COVID-19 in the islands.

Ahmed Arif, who heads Narudhoo island’s local council, told local media that Velaa Private Island had pledged to donate protective equipment, including face masks and gloves.

Eleven confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been found from Narudhoo, while single virus cases have been confirmed from Milandhoo and Manadhoo as well.

The luxurious Velaa Private Island’s owners made a major contribution to the Maldives government earlier this week.

The donation by Daniel Kretinsky, the owner of a $7.8 billion Czech energy conglomerate EPH, and Czech financier Jiri Smejc included five ventilators, 10,000 test kits, 100,000 face masks, 200 respirators and 500 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits.

In addition to this, the resort has previously launched a special employee relief scheme to help its employees in face of the COVID-19 pandemic.