Curfew in Addu extended by one week

Aerial view of city square developed in Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: Maavaharu

Addu City, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that curfew imposed in Addu City from 20:00 to 04:00 will be further extended for an additional week. 

The curfew was imposed on February 10, 2021 after positive cases were recorded in Addu City on February 6, 2020. A cluster was identified on February 6, after two participants of a training held by Aviation Security Command consulted the flu clinic after becoming symptomatic, and were subsequently tested, which resulted in the samples testing positive for Covid-19

During curfew times, going out in public and the operation of any vehicles on the road is prohibited. Further restrictions imposed by HPA also stated that going out in groups of more than 3 is also not allowed under the new guidelines, and that when out, masks are always mandatory in the region.

Apart from this, dine-ins and operations of roadside food stalls, as well as hair saloons has also been suspended, with only delivery allowed for restaurants and cafés. However, he revealed that shops will be open as per the Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines during this time.

Earlier today Addu Emergency Operation Center (AEOC) had revealed that the total number of direct contacts in connection to the the Covid-19 cluster formed among the participants of an Aviation Security Command training held in Gan, known as the Aviation Cluster, has reached 341.