Former President Mohamed Nasheed

Speaker of Parliament: All citizens will be infected by COVID

Speaker of the Parliament, the former President of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has said that the rapidly spreading COVID-19 is going to infect all the citizens of the country.

Speaking to the lawmakers during the Parliament session today, Speaker Nasheed stated that many experts believe that a great deal of the Maldivian population will become positive to COVID-19.

The speaker also noted that there are many experts around the globe and not just in Maldives, and added that many of his close relatives are also among them.

He further stated that the reason for a lockdown was to practice safety measures and to increase physical distancing. However he noted that even during the lockdown, the virus have been spreading a lot.

Hence he said that all islands needed a method of treating the virus.