Curfew restriction eased in Male’

Local Market area of Male' City | Photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA), has eased the curfew restrictions placed in Male’ City, the capital of Maldives, shortening the curfew hours by one hour.

With the new restrictions, the new curfew durations have been set from 00:00 to 04:00 at night, as opposed to 23:00 to 04:00 which was followed previously. During this time, going out in public and the operation of any vehicles on the road is prohibited.

Further, the restrictions also stated that going out in groups of more than 15 is also not allowed under the new guidelines, and that when out, masks are always mandatory in the region.

Although these announcements are eased versions of previous restrictions, the guidelines on home quarantine after traveling from the Male’ region, which includes Male’ City, Hulhumale’ and Villimale’ remain unchanged.

Sports regulations have also eased, with the new announcement, as contact sports are now allowed under the directions of the Ministry of Youth, Spots and Community Empowerment, however, with the exception of tournaments, which still remain prohibited.

Among other eases to be implemented as part of the easing phase include the approval to reopen parks, museums and other public places, as well as allowing high risk individuals to resume work from offices, with set protective measures.

This comes as Maldives sees a drop in Covid-19 cases in the country, with only 30 new cases on Saturday. The total positive toll is now at 11,962, while 11,066 out of those have made full recoveries, as 850 remain on as active cases. Unfortunately, 39 lives have been claimed by the virus in Maldives so far.