The President convened his Ministers of Cabinet today, to discuss government procedure relating to implementing the Health Protection Agency’s decision to begin phase one of easing the restrictive measures currently in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. The easing of these measures will be proportionate to the country’s success in controlling the virus, and will also involve gradually relaxing the ongoing lockdown in the Greater Male’ Region. Throughout this process, the health authorities will continue to closely monitor the country’s situation with respect to the coronavirus.

During the discussions, which were held online this afternoon, the President emphasized that the multiple agencies tasked with overseeing these efforts should work in close-coordination and execute their respective mandates diligently. The cabinet also discussed measures in place to ensure that the country can continue to provide basic services without interruption.