Malé placed under curfew

Photo shows a police officer on the street during curfew hours imposed on the Male' city area as a precautionary measure against the Covid-19 virus | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency has placed Malé under curfew starting 6 May 2021.

As a protective measure amid alarming spike in recorded cases in Maldives and in the greater Malé area, HPA has announced that Malé, Hulhumalé and Vilimalé are placed under curfew from 21:00 to 04:00.

During this allocated time, vehicular and pedestrian use of roads is prohibited. Police permits are required for essential needs such as delivery services.

While Maldives recorded 734 cases yesterday, 540 were from the Malé area, while 186 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 01 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 7,109. Currently there are 198 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus across the country.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 32,665 out of which 25,473 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 5, 2021.