President: Discussions underway to enhance COVID-19 measures

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during a press conference on April 12, 2021. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has announced that discussions are underway to strengthen COVID-19 measures due to an immense increase in cases in the nation. 

More than 500 cases were reported in the country last night alone, making last night's tally the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 276 cases were confirmed in the capital alone. 

President Solih, in a tweet today, expressed concern over the increase in cases and advised everyone to adhere to safety and preventive measures. 

"Discussions are underway today to enhance the measures in order to control the virus," said the President in a tweet. 

As the cases have begun to increase, the HPA has prohibited the movement of people from one island to another, with the exception of the capital Male' City. 

A total of 30,745 cases have been confirmed in the Maldives so far with 172 people hospitalized for the virus currently. Active cases are currently calculated at 5,594.