Maldivian Health Minister Ameen warns Covid-19 situation in Maldives is not yet over

Health Minister Abdulla Ameen speaking at a news conference regarding the Covid-19 disease on March 8, 2020. (Sun Photo/Ahmed Saeed)

Maldivian Health Minister Abdulla Ameen has warned that disregarding the instructions of authorities could bring trouble to the country.

Minister Ameen stated that not adhering to the instructions of the authorities issued regarding the Covid-19 situation in the Maldives could see the country get lost in the future. Speaking at the ceremony to hand over the 5000 virus test kits by WHO to the Maldives the minister warned that the situation in the country had not yet subsided.

“The situation of severe danger in the country has not changed yet. If we ease up, the country may be lost,” said Ameen who warned that the situation cannot be taken lightly yet.

The minister described the situation as a cloud that has not yet passed.

The country has implemented stringent measures regarding the prevention of the virus. The government has been closed for nearly three weeks, while colleges, schools, and universities also remain closed during the time. The government authorities have also implemented a three-hour curfew for the capital.

The minister stated that the biggest encouragement to the government would be given by heeding to the instructions.