Safety measures 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 – Fuvahmulah City has extended the protective measures implemented in the island by Health Protection Agency (HPA) by one week due to the current Covid-19 situation in the island.

Since the first Covid-19 positive case outside quarantine, the single island city has been placed under monitoring, with strict movement restrictions until all contacts are identified, quarantined and tested.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) also announced that as the number of Covid-19 cases are increasing at a rapid rate, they have imposed a curfew in Fuvahmulah City from 20:00 till 04:00 starting from February 13th.

Along with this, the residents of Fuvahmulah city are forbidden to go from one house to another and to also travel from one district to another in the city until further notice.

The agency has also instructed 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. Parties, gatherings, events and ceremonies are also prohibited in the island due to Covid-19 in addition to immediate closure of salons, gyms, hair salons and sport activities as well.

These measures implemented in Fuvahmulah City have now been extended by an additional week.

Three clusters have been identified in Fuvahmulah City so far. This includes an individual testing positive after returning from UAE, a cluster related to an Addu individual who tested positive as well as a third cluster recently identified within the island.