Addu City, Maldives – Additional seven people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Addu City.
According to the statistics released by Addu Health Emergency Operations Center, the seven new cases include two from Hithadhoo and five from Hulhumeedhoo.
While the total number of positive cases in Addu City add up to 47, there are a total of 240 direct contacts of the positive individuals in Addu City.
As additional cases have been found from the community in Addu City, stricter restrictions have been imposed, including a curfew from 21:00 till 04:00 starting from May 7 for a week.
According to Mayor Sodiq, during curfew times, going out in public and the operation of any vehicles on the road is prohibited.
Further restrictions imposed 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 region.
According to the Mayor of the City, Abdullah Sodiq (Sobe), the decision has been made with consideration to the fact that there may be a possible community spread in the city.
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, he revealed that shops will be open as per the Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines during this time.