Mabrook Azeez, the President’s Office spokesperson, stated that talks are underway to ease COVID-19 limitations imposed on restaurants, cafés, and other eateries in the Greater Malé area.
Mabrook stated that businesses are suffering significant losses as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions, and the government intends to ease the restrictions as quickly as feasible. To address this, he stated that stimulus packages for small and medium-sized businesses have been implemented, and delivery and takeaway times for restaurants have been extended.
According to Mabrook, the guidelines for the operation of eateries have already been prepared, and they are awaiting approval from the health sector.
In May, restaurants in the Greater Malé area were closed for dine-in customers following an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the country. The eateries are only permitted to provide takeout and delivery services.
The Restaurant Association of Maldives (RAM) has organized a protest for tomorrow in response to the government’s stricter COVID-19 rules.