Maldives Police Service has issued a strict warning that it will not tolerate any unlawful public gatherings in the capital and has called on the opposition political parties to refrain from holding any such gatherings.
The warning comes after the opposition coalition announced that it will hold mass protests against the government today.
HPA and several health professionals have also pleaded the public not to organize large gatherings during these volatile times in which COVID cases have been rising rapidly in the Greater Male’ area.
Moreover, a ban of gatherings of more than ten people in public to curb the spread of the virus was recently announced.
Opposition coalition still plans to continue the protests under the banner “Where is my flat?”. The protests were started after the government announced the final list of awardees who received flats under the controversial Hiyaa Housing scheme.
Police is currently active near the PPM office and some leaders of the opposition including former MP Mohamed Ismail have been detained.