President Dr Mohamed Muizzu stated that the Administration's decision to close the Government during the final ten days of Ramadan was to allow for night prayers and to reduce the strain of early work hours. He made the remarks in response to a question posed by a citizen on 'Raeesge Javaab', the social media series on which the President regularly responds to questions from the public.

The President also instructed authorities to make arrangements to provide a special allowance for essential workers who must be at work during the period. He shed light on the Government’s measures to ensure that the prices of groceries remained unaffected and provide Ramadan gifts to the citizens, including staple food items. He also announced discounts on electricity and water supply bills for Ramadan.

President Dr Muizzu urged the people to make the best use of the final ten days of Ramadan and to engage in prayers. This year, for the first time in its 897-year history since embracing Islam, the Maldivian Government has adjusted work hours during the last ten days of Ramadan, prioritising religious observance and the well-being of the citizens.