Maldives Parliament goes online from tomorrow onwards

Parliament session in progress | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – The Parliament of Maldives has announced that parliamentary sittings will be held online from tomorrow onwards due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Maldives.

The Parliament stated that from tomorrow onwards, all meetings of the parliament will be held online and that necessary preparations are now underway to commence online parliamentary sittings.

The decision has been taken due to surging number of Covid-19 cases and the situation going out of control as described by medical experts.

Maldives recorded a total of 1,559 Covid-19 cases yesterday alone, out of which 1,135 were from the Malé area, while 401 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 20 case from operational resorts and 03 from liveaboards which brought up the total active cases in the country to 23,464.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 55,924 out of which 32,322 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 23, 2021.

While the country is currently going through one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 290 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country. With majority of the hospitalized patients being in the capital, experts continuously reiterate the importance of taking preventive steps against Covid-19, such as maintaining adequate physical distancing, wearing masks and practicing hand hygiene.

Since the country recorded its first case of Covid-19, Maldives has reported 135 deaths till date including six deaths which were recorded today.