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

K. Male' | Humaam Ali | 17-August-2018 | Friday 22:15 | HumaamAli | Local | 704

People at a cafe' -- Photo by: facebook

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.



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