President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih stated it is not the right move to go into another lock down and advised all locals to wear mask when going into a lock down.
The government has made mandatory for Male’ City residents to wear masks while going into public and request all citizen to obey the guidelines. Previously the capital was placed under lock down easements after the first case of COVID-19 was identified in the capital on April 15. After more than four months the lock down easement were introduced with economic recovery and returning to a “New Normal”.
However, Due to hike in numbers public has been calling on the government to go into a lock down. The total number of case has now increased to 4,164 and 18 death has been reported thus far.
It has also been reported that many local islands also found COVID-19 cases.