Curfew imposed in L. Gan and Maamigili

L.Gan | Photo: The Edition

Maldives – Curfew has been imposed on L. Gan and ADh. Maamigili due to the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases across Maldives.

A statement signed and released by Director General of Public Health Maimoona Aboobakuru states that starting from today, until further notice, from 9pm to 4am all nonessential activities and movements are banned in L. Gan and ADh. Maamigili.

These include visiting parks and playgrounds, keeping ceremonies and parties, going from one house to another, and being outside in a group of more than three people.

The daily coronavirus infections have been increasing rapidly in Maldives. Many islands are still under monitoring and curfews, in an attempt to control the spreading of Covid-19.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) recorded a total of 1,091 Covid-19 cases yesterday including 791 cases from last 24 hours and 300 from backlog.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,091 cases, 933 were from the Malé area, while 147 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 06 cases from operational resorts, 03 cases from live aboard and 02 from islands under development which brought up the total active cases in the country to 9,423.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 35,815 out of which 26,299 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 9, 2021.

While the country is currently going through one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 250 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country.