India will continue to supply staple foods despite lockdown

Indian High Commission in Maldives has assured that the staple food supply to Maldives will remain uninterrupted despite lockdown.

Indian has been placed on a lockdown as a stringent measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. All international flights have been suspended.

The High Commission Wednesday said although some logistics issues may arise due to COVID-19, a steady supply of essential staple food will continue to be provided to Maldives.

The High Commission further revealed that a 20-day supply of rice, flour and sugar are currently en route to Maldives, and will reach the archipelago soon. An additional 1500 metric tonnes of rice and 500 metric tonnes of sugar are currently being loaded at the Tuticorin Port. Assuring an ample supply of staple foods, the High Commission stressed that there was no need for Maldivians to resort to panic buying at this vulnerable time.