Ungoofaaru schools closed, wearing masks made mandatory

Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital in Raa Atoll | Photo: Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital

R. Ungoofaaru, Maldives – Schools of R. Ungoofaaru have been closed and masks are now mandatory on the island while going out after a Covid-19 positive case found in a random sampling and the island was brought to a state of monitoring last night.

During the news conference held by HEOC, member of the Atoll Preparedness team Abdul Mauroof stated since the island was brought to monitoring state, schools will be closed, and moving in and out of the island would be banned. He also went on to say that, masks will be mandatory for locals going out of their houses and should ensure that the masks fit the HPA guidelines. 

Besides, dine-in at restaurants and cafes is also going to be banned but takeaway and delivery services will be allowed. Mauroof also told that a lot of people visit Ungoofaaru each day to visit Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital and now that the island has been brought into monitoring, people will have to take permission from HPA. 

According to the latest HPA results, there are 48 active cases in 23 different atolls. As of now only Ungoofaaru and HDh. Kulhudhufushi are under monitoring status.

The Maldives has now recorded a total of 11,532 Covid-19 cases and currently, only 925 cases are active. Deaths due to Covid-19 has reached 37 with the latest death of an 80-year old.