Several of the ruling party's parliamentarians have refused on postponing the scheduled Local Council Elections, on 04 April 2020.

Ruling party's MP of Kanditheemu constituency Abdulla Shaheem Abdul Hakeem claimed the best course of action for the country and the council system itself, would be to go ahead with the polling on the scheduled date.

Inguraidhoo MP Hassan Ahmed applauded his colleague Hakeem's statement adding the council elections must not face any interruptions noting, postponing the polling will not produce favorable outcomes for the country.

Speaking in a similar regard Thoddoo MP Hassan Shiyan claimed the current council administrations and its members are unsupportive of the state government and its policies.

The lawmaker argued holding the council elections was the fastest solution in resolving such discords and encourage a collaborative effort within the governing system of Maldives.

While the state is getting ready for the upcoming local council elections, the fast spreading viral pandemic; COVID-19 has been confirmed to be present in the country.

At the time of reporting, Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Maldives confirms a total of six positive cases for the virus.

Following the recent update on the presence of the virus in Maldives, many are urging to postpone the council elections for public safety.

Meanwhile Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed claimed the government was attempting hold discussions with political parties regarding the postponing of the elections.