Offices, Schools, Cafes To Reopen In Maldives From 1st July
Maldives enters the third phase of reopening with offices, businesses, schools, cafes and restaurants permitted to resume their operations from 1st July, President confirmed.
“On 1st July 2020 the National Emergency Operations Centre shall cease its operations managing the Maldives’ COVID-19 response,” a tweet my President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih read. “Under new normal rules, government offices will reopen and businesses including shops, cafes, and restaurants can start operations from tomorrow onwards.”
Under the new measures, mosques in the greater Malé area will also be opened for prayers in congregation from 1st July 2020.
The president also sent gratitude to all those who worked on the frontlines- the healthcare professionals and various government agencies and volunteers- who went beyond the call of duty to successfully manage this pandemic and avert worst case projections.
However, as a precautionary measure, the state of public health emergency has been extended till 14th July. A signed announcement by Health Minister Abdulla Ameen issued on 29th June, read that there is still a chance of virus spread in the country and was the reason why the public health emergency was being extended.