Curfew to be imposed in Malé City from 4pm till 4am

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

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that curfew in Malé City will be imposed from 16:00 till 04:00 starting from tomorrow onward.

While the curfew will be imposed for a week, eateries and restaurants have been ordered to only provide delivery service with police approval till 00:00 each night and also prayer gatherings have been banned within this week.

HPA also warned that businesses which do not abide by the regulations will be closed for 24 hours. HPA also announced that from May 13, 2021 onward, south Asian tourists would not be allowed in the island nation amid the increasing Covid-19 case.

The stricter restrictions comes while Maldives recorded daily Covid-19 cases above 1,000 for past two days with 1,204 cases recorded yesterday.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,204 cases, 961 were from the Malé area, while 235 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 08 cases from operational resorts which has brought up the total active cases in the country to 10,376.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 37,019 out of which 26,547 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 10, 2021.