Former Housing Minister and PPM Vice President Dr. Mohamed Miuz has posed questions about the current government’s priorities as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened.

Voicing his discontent via tweeter, former minister Muiz said that as the COVID-19 crisis deteriorated, it is yet to be seen how the government takes care of its citizens in these dire times.

He questioned whether the government’s inaction stemmed from the fact that the current government had other matters that it prioritized over the health and wellbeing of its citizens.

His comments came as the country grapples with a massive surge of new cases in the past few days with a record of 215 individuals testing positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

This included 149 locals and 54 Bangladeshis. Health Protection Agency HPA has said that currently there are 1489 active cases of COVID-19 with 84 individuals hospitalized for further treatment.

The government had eased the lockdown measures it implemented in the country considerably last month with government offices and schools allowed to reopen as well as resuming communal prayers in the capital Male’ Cit.

The government had also reopened its borders in July following the closure back in March.