Schools in the Greater Malé Region are to remain closed for a fortnight.
The Education Ministry revealed that arrangements will be made to conduct online classes, so that students may continue their education without attending schools.
The decision comes in light of the alarming increase in Covid-19 cases in the island nation of recent, and is based on recommendations by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
Although schools in the region were be reopened on August 9, the decision was reversed on Tuesday and schools will remain closed until August 19.
All schools and educational institutions were closed across the Maldives due to the pandemic, however, schools were reopened across islands free of Covid-19, with the exemption of the capital region on July 1, under the third phase of the lockdown ease plan.
The ministry noted that they will always prioritize the health and safety of students and that they believe it is in the best interest of students to remain at home with their families, during this time of crisis.
Students, parents, guardians and teachers have been urged to pay special heed to hygiene practices as well as the instructions provided by the HPA and other relevant authorities.