BREAKING: Curfew in Fuvahmulah extended by one week

Fuvahmulah Thundi is a famous beach covered with pebble like sand which is found only in Fuvahmulah, Maldives | Photo: Fuvahmulah

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

The curfew was imposed on February 12, 2021 after positive cases were recorded in Fuvahmulah City after Fuvahmulah Emergency Operations Center revealed that 13 active cases of Covid-19 have been recorded from Fuvahmulah until February 11.

According to HPA, 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 city.

Fuvahmulah EOC revealed that the individual who tested positive for Covid-19 from the city during a random sampling has been traced back to have come into contact with an individual who arrived to the city from Dubai, and tested positive for the virus during the mandatory quarantine release testing.

Since then more cases have been discovered, also in connection to the cluster, raising the total positive cases in connection to the cluster to 27. One of the two positive cases of Covid-19 which were discovered from Fuvahmulah during random sampling was declared a false positive.

However, the island remains under monitoring as a local transmission has been established, and contact tracing efforts are ongoing.

Details coming soon …