Male' City schools to remain closed for two-weeks

School students gather for an assembly to mark the beginning of the academic new year 2020 on January 12, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Education Ministry has announced that schools in the Greater Male' Region will remain closed for the next two weeks. Classes are to be conducted via online methods. 

Education Ministry said that the decision came in light of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.

Schools in the capital were to be recommenced on August 9, however, the Ministry said that taking into account the current situation with COVID-19 in the capital and the advice of HPA, it had made arrangements so that students are not required to attend schools.

After the two-week period lapses, the Ministry will once again decide on recommencing studies, based on the situation and advice of health professionals. During that time, classes would be commenced through online methods. 

Schools in the country were closed since March due to the outbreak of the virus and recommenced in islands free from virus cases on July 1. Schools were commenced in Male’ City for grades above nine.

The Ministry had originally planned to recommence school for all grades on August nine, before reversing the decision today.