Four people fined in Fuvahmulah for violating curfew

The island of Fuvahmulah in Maldives. It is one of the biggest islands in the country with many unique environmental features | Photo: Corporate Maldives

Fuvahmulah City, Maldives – Fuvahmulah City Police have confirmed that four people have been fined for violating the curfew rules established in light of the current Covid-19 situation in the island.

Sub-inspector of Police at Fuvahmulah Police Station Ali Mauroof advised all citizens to adhere to the guidelines and not go out during curfew hours unless it is an absolute necessity while addressing the incident of the four people who were fined last night for violation of curfew rules.

Im addition, Sub Inspector Ali Mauroof said that Fuvahmulah citizens have been exemplary in the past as well when it comes to abiding by the rules and that he expects that everyone will follow the guidelines without being advised. He also noted that the police will continue taking action against those who violate the guidelines.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced a curfew from 20:00 to 04:00 in Fuvahmulah City, effective from February 12. Further restrictions imposed by HPA include a rule against going out in groups of more than 3, and mandating face masks. These restrictions came after Fuvahmulah Emergency Operations Center revealed that 13 active cases of Covid-19 had been recorded the city as of February 11.

As of yesterday, five additional positive cases of Covid-19 have been identified from the island bringing the total number to 24 cases. Authorities urge the public to strictly adhere to the guidelines to minimize the spread of the virus as much as possible.