President extends govt. office closure till July 3

Civil servants pictured in front of Velaanaage building | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – The President’s Office on Tuesday, announced that government offices will remain closed till July 3rd, encouraging employees to work from home as much as possible.

The announcement from the President’s Office states that as ordered by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Government offices will remain closed until July 3rd and that employees are encouraged to work from home as much as possible. They added that all possible offices are to provide services online.

In addition to this, employees who are required to attend office for necessary work are to follow the instructions given by the head of the respective offices, who are to give instructions according to HPA guidelines.

The main purpose of keeping government offices closed are to minimize outside movement of locals as much as possible, as a precautionary measure for Covid-19.

Maldives recently saw the biggest wave of Covid-19 to have hit the country since the pandemic began with record number of daily cases. The numbers have now slowly started to decrease and citizens are advised to strictly obey HPA guidelines and remain at home as much a possible.

This comes while Health Protection Agency (HPA) had recorded only 155 Covid-19 cases yesterday out of the 4,972 samples taken. As per the agency’s statistics, out of the new cases, 28 were from the Greater Malé area, while 70 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included six cases from operational resorts and two from islands under development, bringing the total active cases in the country to 3,883.

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 71,482 out of which 69,378 patients have made full recoveries till date.