Additional 50 outlets closed after inspection

A cafe' in Male'. Photo: Avas

Male’, Maldives – An additional 50 outlets have been closed down by Health Protection Agency (HPA), following inspections to determine whether the businesses were in line with the guidelines and regulations set out by the Agency, relating to the Covid-19 situation in the country.

Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) revealed that a total of 99 outlets were inspected on Thursday which include 45 food outlets, 5 saloons and 49 shops, out of which 50 businesses were found to be in violation of the SOP set out by the government.

The places shut down on Thursday comprised of 4 saloons, 24 shops and 22 outlets serving food, revealed HEOC.

In addition, 26 outlets out of the 27 outlets which were ordered to be closed down after inspections of Wednesday were allowed to be reopened, provided that all requirements of the HPA guidelines were met.

The inspections were initiated following an alarming rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the Greater Male’ Region.