Courts will operate without any hindrance: Chief Justice

The Chief Justice of Maldives Ahmed Muthasim Adnan | Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – Chief Justice of Maldives, Ahmed Muthasim Adnan has instructed the courts to continue their services without any hindrances, while concerned authorities are taking steps to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Maldives.

The Chief Justice stated that all the courts should continue with their services according to the “Instructions to follow in a Health Emergency” released by the Supreme Court on last February.

In the practice directions made by the Supreme Court, it stated that even when the health worsens in an island or an area which leads to curfews and full lockdowns, after looking at the regulations made by the concerned authorities, all courts will continue their services such as marriage and criminal prosecutions online.

In addition, cases that require physical attendance in court will also be done by following the regulations set out by HPA in that island or area.

The instructions from the Chief Justice comes while restrictions within the whole nation has been tightened amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in the nation including all government offices in the Greater Malé Region (Malé, Hulhumalé, Villingili, Thilafushi and Gulhifalhu) to be closed as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of Covid-19.