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.
From midnight tomorrow night 00.00 hrs Sunday 22nd March 2020, all food outlets in the Greater Male Area will be closed for public dinning. In. However takeaway will be allowed. Further information will be published by HPA.— Fayyaz Ismail (@faya_i) March 20, 2020
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.