Malé vehicle ban lifted!

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

Malé, Maldives – The authorities have lifted the vehicle ban imposed on Malé since February.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) banned vehicle operation on the roads of Malé between 20:00 and 05:00 effective from February 12 onwards.

HPA announced that this vehicle ban is being imposed as a protective measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The following were exempted from the vehicle ban:

  • Police and MNDF officers
  • Health workers and their vehicles
  • Ambulance
  • Those having HPA pass
  • Those having medical emergencies

The Director General of Health Maimoona Abu Bakr signed an order lifting the vehicle ban implemented on 12 Fenruary 2021.

According to the latest Covid-19 statistics, of the 139 new cases were recorded yesterday, 89 were from the Malé area, while 31 cases were recorded from inhibited island bringing up the total active cases in the country to 2,497. Currently there are 103 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus across the country. Maldives has recorded 66 deaths.