Effective measures implemented to prevent coronavirus: Pres

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the Maldives has been implementing extremely effective counter-measures to prevent coronavirus.

The president made the statement at a cabinet meeting held Tuesday to discuss preventive measure currently being taken by relevant Ministries to safeguard the Maldives and it's people from the global Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

According to the President's Office, President Solih shed light on Administration's immediate action following news of the global medical emergency and detailed the preemptive measures taken after discussing and coordinating with relevant stakeholders during the discussion. He also thanked all stakeholders for their support and collaboration in preventing the virus from entering Maldives, and made a special note of gratitude to the officials working at the tourism sector for actively being alert through out the process, said the President's Office.

President also noted that Maldives was braced for the Coronavirus during this period of high season for tourist visits. He also noted the remarkable work of institutions taking to minimise the risk of spreading the virus through awareness sessions conducting by the authorities, and assured that government bodies would continue taking all necessary precautionary actions to ensure the safety of the public, said the President's Office.