Male’, Maldives – The council of Male’ City stated that the local market of Male’ that was closed due to the lock-down, will be re-openable by the 10th of July.
On a news conference held recently by the Health Emergency Operations Center, the Deputy Mayor of the council of Male’ city, Shamau Shareef told that the reason for the local markets to be closed despite the lock-down easement is because it doesn’t fit into the guidelines given by HPA.
“The local markets are closed for now. This is because it wouldn’t be in accordance to the guidelines of HPA. We will be finding a better solution for this throughout the week. Hopefully when the local market will be reopened by the 10th of July, it will be as per the guidelines of HPA. The health of the citizens will certainly be safeguarded,” Deputy Mayor Shamau stated.
While the city council has informed that the local market will be opened by the 10th of July, Shamau advised all the citizens to use this week in attempting to correct and do everything in accordance to the given guidelines.
Although the local market remains closed, with the lockdown easements, the fish markets and tourism markets were reopened and are currently providing services to the customers. Deputy Mayor Shamau stated that the reason for these two markets to allow to reopen was because the guidelines given by HPA can be obeyed by these markets.
“The two markets that are currently providing services are the fish market and the tourism market. These two markets are in accordance to the guidelines given by HPA. It is for certain that the health of the citizens will be safeguarded,” Deputy Mayor Shamau stated.