The government has announced that they have decided to extend the state of public health emergency till 30th April.
The state of public health was first declared on 12th March by the Director General of Public Health.
A travel ban has been imposed by the government on March 14th under the state of a public health emergency. The government offices and all educational institutions have been closed for another week as well.
This extension was declared as the risk of the virus spreading in the Maldives is still very high and the Director General of Public Health had advised taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety of the public.
Maldives has reported 19 positive cases of the virus so far with 13 recoveries and no fatalities.