Covid-19 safety measures

Covid-19: gov't offices to be closed for the rest of the week

  • Following the pandemic, government offices were closed for months from March 19
  • Covid-19 cases have been increasing since the reopening of government offices and institutions
  • Civil servants are to work from home within this period

K. Male' 2020 Aug 03 | Mon 21:07 local 4,887

The President's Office - RaajjeMV

The government has announced the decision to close all state institutions and offices for the rest of the week.

The decision was made in light of the ever-changing situation of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and comes amid an alarming increase in cases, by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Monday.

As such, government offices are to remain closed from August 4 – 6.

During this period, state employees have been urged to continue working from home and services are to be provided uninterruptedly through online platforms.

Further, the 11th and 12th directives issued by the President’s Office earlier this year are still in effect, revealed the office.

Authorities initially closed government offices and institutions on March 19 amid the increasing Covid-19 fears, for a week. This was extended over months.

In late May, the government reopened state institutions that provide essential services for the people, partially.

The president had urged employees who are able to provide their services through online platforms to continue to do so at home, even then.

On July 5, the government officially reopened state institutions, under a set of safety and health measures required to be adapted upon the reopening of government offices.

Following the reopening of government offices, the country observed an alarming increase in cases of recent and the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) revealed that most of the cases being reported of recent are from government offices.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Simaha Naseem

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