Malé schools reopened for students above ninth grade

Students entering a school in Male' | Photo: adduLIVE

Malé, Maldives — Schools in the Malé region have been reopened for students above the ninth grade by the Ministry of Education, on Sunday, after a temporary closure was announced on August 09.

The Ministry of Education disclosed that the decision to conduct physical classes for students above the ninth grade was taken after considering the Covid situation in Maldives and along with the approval of the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Although no physical classes were held prior to this, studies of all grades continued online during the pandemic as well.

While schools were initially closed for a long period due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Maldives, they were first reopened on July 01 until a spike in the number of confirmed cases were recently seen from the greater Malé area after the lockdown measures were eased in the city.

While the numbers have fallen from recording over 100 daily cases to two-digits for the most part of September, the number of recoveries have increased by a great extend bringing the recovery rate of Maldives to 88.9 percent from less than 60 percent.

Up to date Maldives has recorded a total of 10,465 Covid-19 cases of which only 1,144 are active cases. While a total of 9,310 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives, 34 people have passed away from it.