Strict measures announced in Naifaru

Aerial shot of Lh. Naifaru | Photo: JR Rao

Lh. Naifaru, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced a seven day curfew in Lh. Naifaru after 72 Covid-19 cases were confirmed from the island.

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 island.

Apart from this, dine-ins and operations of roadside food stalls, as well as hair saloons has also been suspended, with only delivery allowed for restaurants and cafés. However, shops will be open as per the Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines during this time. In addition to this, all schools, universities and colleges in the island are to remain closed until further notice. The same goes for hair salons, gyms, sports activates and group exercises.

Lh. Naifaru was initially placed under monitoring on 23 March 2021 after one employee of the hospital who travelled to R. Ungoofaaru tested positive for Covid-19. Lhaviyani Atoll hospital located in Lh. Naifaru which was shut down for contact tracing due to this as well.