The education ministry has announced that public schools will re-open on August 2 after being closed this month following an outbreak of dengue fever.
Schools were temporarily closed on July 1 based on advice from a task force formed to control the spread of the mosquito-borne disease. But special classes continued for grade 10 students ahead of the O’ Level examinations in October.
Four people have died from dengue fever while more than 600 cases have been reported this year. A total of 775 cases were reported in 2014.
Two people died from dengue last year. A relatively severe outbreak of dengue in 2011 saw a record high 12 deaths.
Last month, the government launched nation-wide efforts to prevent mosquito breeding, including mosquito fogging in Malé and the atolls and clean-up programmes.