8 fined for smoking at restricted areas

A notice warns of the imposition of a MVR 500 fine for violation of the smoking ban. (File Photo/Sun)

Eight people have been fined for smoking at smoking restricted locations.

Smoking is banned at public location and outside of schools, colleges, universities, government offices, and non-smoking areas at cafes and restaurants in Maldives.

It is punishable by a fine of MVR 500.

Records released by the Environment Police show an additional 10 people were fined for littering within the one-week period from August 24 to August 30.

Officers also attended 37 construction sites in response to complaints, and verbally advised 69 parties in total.

The department reports it resolved 47 issues over the past week.