The president have granted sentence reduction to 105 in mates. The inmate has been currently freed by Maldivian correctional services.
In regards to the COVID-19 outbreak the president has granted the following sentence reduction and the in mates have been returned to there homes. The decision was made based on the special right received by law for the president. According to home ministry in release the prisoners the type of crime, location of living, danger for the communities and issues faced by in-mates.
The ministry have stated the action was taken according health experts and to reduce the prison population to avoid any health rises that may face due to the COVID-19 outbreak