Follow HPA’s instruction to avoid a second lockdown: President Ibu Solih

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Malé, Maldives — President Ibu Solih has informed the public to follow HPA’s guidelines to avoid a second lockdown in the country.

He says that a second full lockdown in the capital Malé city would bring several difficulties to the public.

After inspecting the damages caused by the fire in Henveiru on Friday night, President Solih has spoken that a full lockdown may have to be imposed once again if the number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the greater Male’ area. He continued to say that, the government will always be working hard to avoid such a situation and find other means to control it.

However, this can only be achieved if the public adheres to the guidelines imposed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), President Solih stated.

The president warned that, if the public does not cooperate with the steps taken by the authorities, the government would be forced to take measures in order to protect the country’s citizens.

Maldives currently has a total of 7,578 confirmed cases and 4,925 recoveries. Among the confirmed cases there are 2,619 active cases remaining. Majority of the confirmed cases come from the capital Malé city.