Govt. orders closure of all cafes, restaurants in Male' area

Photo shows inside the popular Sea House cafe' in Male' city. (Sun File Photo)

Government has ordered all café’s and restaurants in the greater Male’ area to close starting from midnight March 22.

The move was announced by Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail just now, in a tweet.

The minister added that restaurants and cafés would still be allowed to provide takeaway services.

Further information is to be published by the HPA.

The government has been discouraging public gatherings amid the Covid-19 situation in the country, and banned shisha lounge services last night as well. The country will also not conduct collective Friday prayers today, which is a first in recent times.