Covid-19 safety measures in Malé extended

Traffic police seen talking with some people during the initial curfew days in the capital city of Male’ | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has extended the safety measures put in place in the capital Male’ City due to the current COVID-19 situation.

In an announcement by the Director-General of Public Health, the safety measures in place in the capital were extended for 14 days. The measures include the curfew in the capital from 23:00 to 4:30. A ban on driving vehicles is in place from 18:00 to 06:00. In addition to this, gatherings of more than ten people are also prohibited in the capital.

Universities and colleges are directed to conduct sessions online and Pre-schools, nurseries, and daycare centers are to remain closed during this period. In addition, government services are being provided online.

Gyms are only open for solo sessions. This means that individuals carrying out solo exercises are to be permitted in gyms in accordance with the HPA guidelines.

Parks and public spaces are also to remain closed while those traveling for necessary purposes from Male’ City to other islands of the nation are required to present a negative PCR test of 72-hours.

Till now, Maldives has recorded a total of 17,953 positive cases if Covid-19 from the island nation. While 15,560 people have recovered from the disease, 58 have also passed away due to virus. Over 50,000 people have also been vaccinated for Covid-19. Heath officials urge the public to adhere to the safety guidelines as much as possible to minimize the spread of the virus.