People’s National Congress (PNC) leader Abdul Raheem Abdulla (Adhurey) and deputy leader Ibrahim Shujau have been arrested from a demonstration staged by the opposition – Progressive Congress Coalition – in Male’ City.
Their arrest on Wednesday come two days after they were arrested from a previous demonstration by the opposition in Male’.
The opposition staged the demonstration in front of the Roashanee Building in Sosun Magu – which houses the Health Ministry - on Wednesday demanding authorities to disclose more information regarding the vaccines donated by the Indian government last week.
They demanded that the authorities ascertain that the Covishied vaccine donated by the Indian government – produced by the Serum Institute of India - are safe for use.
The Covishied vaccine was developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
The vaccine has yet to be authorized by World Health Organization (WHO), and Health Protection Agency (HPA) has stated that Maldives will begin administering the vaccine as soon as WHO authorizes its use.