HPA gives permission for mass gatherings & ceremonies

Covid-19
Male' streets after Covid-19 protective measures were eased. | Photo: Mihaaru.

Male’, Maldives – The Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced that mass gatherings and ceremonies can now be held in the country under the new easements brought to the Covid-19 restrictions in Maldives.

According to the new amendments made on Thursday by HPA, mass gatherings, events and ceremonies can now be held in the country. However, the agency urged everyone to strictly follow the safety guidelines and instructions to avoid getting infected by the contagious Covid-19 virus.

In addition to this, HPA also informed that sports events and activities can also be held in the country now. However, this new amendment will only be effective starting from December 20.

The previous protective measures given by HPA, events and gatherings cannot be attended by more than 30 individuals.

Along with this, HPA has made several other amendments over the past week as well as the number of Covid-19 cases have been decreased by a great extend in the country.

These amendments include of locals no longer requiring to quarantine if they can present a negative PCR test that was done at least 96 hours prior to departure and allowing locals and expatriates to visit resorts in the Maldives if they have a negative PCR test for Covid-19.

Over the past months, the country has been recording two digit cases instead of three digits. In addition to this, the number of recoveries in Maldives has also increased by a great extent. In fact, the recovery rate has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 95% over the past months.