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Ministry to allow cafés, restaurants to remain open until 1am

  • The ministry stated that cafés and restaurants will be allowed to close at 1am from August 18 to 31
  • The ministry did not disclose a reason for the decision
  • In April, the ministry stated that they are working to allow stores, cafés, and restaurants to remain open 24 hours a day

Humaam Ali
HumaamAli

K. Male' 2018 Aug 18 | Sat 02:29 908 local

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The economic ministry has stated that cafés and restaurants will be allowed to remain open until 1am from August 18 onwards.

In a tweet on Thursday night, the ministry stated that cafés and restaurants will be allowed to close at 1am from August 18 to 31.

The ministry did not disclose a reason for the decision.

In April, the ministry stated that they would soon allow stores, cafés, and restaurants to remain open 24 hours a day. Speaking on state-TV PSM at the time, deputy economic minister Adam Thaufeeq said that they were making “final preparations” on making it happen.

Stores, cafés, and restaurants were allowed open for 24 hours a day during Mohamed Nasheed’s administration. The decision was considered to be an overwhelmingly positive one for people's convenience and wellbeing but was overturned during Dr. Mohamed Waheed’s administration.

Last updated at: 6 days ago | Reviewed by: Ahmed Saaif Shiyad

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