Ministry announces changes to cafe, restaurants timings

March 22, 2020: A cafe' inside the fish market building closed due to COVID-19. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Cafes and restaurants in the capital Male’ City will now be permitted to operate from 4:00 in the morning until 1:00 midnight. 

The Economic Ministry confirmed that cafes and restaurants would be permitted to remain open during these hours. 

Previously, such establishments were only permitted to operate until 23:00. 

The Economic Ministry added that the change in timings was in light of changes to the COVID-19 safety regulations.

The Ministry advised cafes and restaurants to operate in adherence to the safety guidelines of the HPA.