Additional 2 Covid-19 cases recorded in Meedhoo

Aerial view of Meedhoo, Addu City | Photo: Naj

Addu City, Maldives – Additional two Covid-19 cases have been recorded from the Meedhoo cluster.

With this, two random clusters have been identified from the district, of which the total adds up to 13, including the first 8 cases found from the first random cluster.

The protective measures against Covid-19 imposed in Hulhumeedhoo of Addu City were further strengthened on February 24, 2021 due to the rise in number of Covid-19 cases.

The Director General of Public Health, Maimoona Aboobakuru announced that from 24th February onwards for a period of seven days, stricter measures will be imposed in Hulhumeedhoo. These include of:

  • Restriction of parties, events and ceremonies.
  • Curfew from 20:00 till 04:00.
  • Banning people from going from one house to another or one district to another. (Unless for necessary purposes such as medical treatment.)
  • Banning going out in groups of more than 3 and gathering at public spaces.
  • Closing all food cart (Dhivehi: gaadiya) services.
  • To take all precautionary measures in the shops in Addu City and to avoid exceeding the maximum persons capacity in the shops.
  • Closing salons, gyms, and hair salons along with restricting any sport activities.
  • To take all precautionary measures when providing public transport or taxi services.
  • Restricting physical classes in schools, colleges and universities. 
  • Restricting hotel, Cafe and Restaurant services until further noticed. ( Deliver services and takeaway service excluded.) 

Meedhoo is still under monitoring status and has strict restrictive measures including a curfew from 20:00 to 04:00 while the measures imposed on the other islands of the city have been eased.

Stay tuned for more details…