Male’ City disinfection commences amid COVID-19 outbreak


Members of Male’ City Council

Male’ City on Monday commenced efforts to deter any possibility of the spread of COVID-19 virus, by disinfecting and cleaning the city’s streets with chlorinated water.

The island nation’s government has been taking all necessary steps to ensure the spread of the virus is controlled to maximum capacity.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) is collaborating with Male’ City Council in the initiative to completely disinfect the streets of the island nations’ capital city.

Male’ City Council in a press statement confirmed the work commenced on Monday morning.

Moreover, the council further commented wooden pellets on Male’ City streets which allow waste and dust accumulation will be cleared off on Tuesday, 24 March, as part of the state’s efforts.

Meanwhile, President’s Office Under Secretary and the official spokesperson on COVID-19 developments in Maldives, Mr Mabrouk Abdul Azeez confirmed a similar initiative will be spearheaded by Housing Development Corporation (HDC) at the satellite town of Hulhumale’.

The initiative comes as a move from Maldives government to deter any possibility of the viral pandemic’s outbreak in mainland Male’; as it is the most densely populated island in the country – giving possible chance for vector-borne and contagious diseases to contract rapidly.

Moreover, the effort was also to shorten the period where the island nation’s capital is experiencing an economic idleness with several state institutions and many private companies temporarily closed from operating.