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Maldives hosts first virtual cabinet meeting

Maldives on Thursday held it's first virtual cabinet meeting, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the Maldives remain in lockdown as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, many government services have been shifted online. The government has also been carrying out various work online during this time.

During the meeting headed by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the current situation of COVID-19 in the Maldives was discussed.

The President and cabinet members conferred on the planned actions to be taken by the relevant authorities with regard to easing restrictive measures in a safe and responsible manner and on the role each sectoral ministry will play as the country enters into a new normal phase.

During the discussions, the President and cabinet member also acknowledged the efforts and expertise of the country’s healthcare professionals; they noted that the Government following the advice of health experts is what has helped avert a national healthcare disaster. Similarly, the President also acknowledged the tireless ongoing multi-agency efforts to contain the virus, and expressed his gratitude towards the members of the cabinet for their hard work.