Govt. offices to remain closed until May 28

Photo shows the President's Office. (Sun File Photo)

Government offices will remain closed until May 28, the President’s Office has announced.

In a statement issued, the President’s Office announced that state offices will remain closed in order to fully implement the lockdown measures imposed on the capital by the Health Protection Agency. HPA announced that the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 will remain in place until May 28. 

The President also instructed civil servants to assist in the efforts to curb the virus by means such as providing essential services, treating infected patients, reducing the number of infections and spread of the virus as well as assisting the implementation of measures.

Just as before, civil servants are requested to provide essential services and work from home through online services. 

Essential services such as law enforcement, health care, and banking would still be continued to ensure that the citizens do not face any disruptions.

The Maldives has now confirmed 1020 cases of the virus. Virus cases were identified in N. Manadhoo as well as K. Hinmafushi today. 

The projected total number of virus cases for the country currently stands at around 77,000, while the projected figures also show that the country could suffer 900 deaths from the virus. Experts have announced that the country could face its first surge of virus cases by May 31.