Government offices will officially reopen next Sunday.
A tweet by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih earlier in the day confirmed that government offices are to reopen under the new normal. However later the decision was changed and it was announced that all government offices will officially reopen next Sunday onwards.
Offices will remain open for essential services only during the next two days. Service hours are from 9:00am till 1:00pm during these two days.
President's Office said that government buildings may only be opened within the specified hours, in order to complete essential tasks. Any duties that need to be performed outside of the given working hours should be authorized by the relevant institutional head.
In such cases, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) should be informed of the exact nature of the work and the employees attending the tasks.
The HPA’s advice should be sought prior to requiring employees to physically attend the workplace.