Parliament sittings moved online due to COVID-19

A parliamentary sitting underway.

The Parliament will be switching to online sittings starting from tomorrow onwards. 

Parliament's Communications Director Hassan Ziyau said that the switch was due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the Maldives and to adhere to Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines.

Ziyau said that arrangements to hold online sittings were now being made. 

Online sittings had been held by the parliament previously as well. The parliament held online sittings from March 30 to May before switching back to physical sittings. 

The physical sittings were started in accordance with the new normal situation whereby strict preventive measures and safety steps were enforced in the parliament. 

The measures were later on relaxed before the current move to online sittings. Some MPs have even made a request for online sittings.