Covid-19: Restrictions eased in Fuvahmulah

Aerial view of Fuvahmulah City harbor area | Photo: Trip Advisor

Fuvahmulah, Maldives – Fuvahmulah Emergency Operation Center (FEOC) has revealed that the restrictions have been eased and curfew placed on the city has been lifted.

Speaking at the press conference held by FEOC, Fuvahmulah City mayor Falaah Shareef told that Health Protection Agency (HPA) had eased the restriction on the city after all surveillance samples came back negative for Covid-19 virus.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) had announced that as the number of Covid-19 cases increased 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 were forbidden to go from one house to another and to also travel from one district to another in the city until further notice. 

HPA had also instructed that going out in groups of more than 3 is also not allowed under their 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.

Although the restrictions have been eased and the curfew lifted, the city is still under monitoring with guidelines of monitoring still valid. According to the latest statistics, a total of 51 people had tested positive from Fuvahmulah, out of which 34 have fully recovered. While 17 cases are still active, one person is being treated at the hospital.