Cycle rally supporting Palestine stopped by Police

Maldives Police Officer on traffic duty seen in full PPE kit amid Covid-19 | Photo: Hussain Waheed

Hulhumalé, Maldives — Maldives Police Service has stopped a cycle rally supporting Palestine stating that it was held against the Covid-19 guidelines provided by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in Hulhumalé.

To advocate against the injustice attacks Israel has been carrying out against the innocent souls of Palestine, a cycle rally was planned to be held at Hulhumalé by Maldivians.

However Police revealed that they have stopped the rally as it was being held against the guidelines provided by the HPA to protect the citizens from Covid-19. Police requested for the cooperation of the citizens in adhering to the protective measures placed in the country.

This comes hours after Maldives recorded three deaths due to Covid-19. With the three deaths recorded this morning, the total number of fatalities of Covid-19 in the island nation has risen to 90. While Covid-19 cases has been on a rise recently, Maldives has recorded over 1,000 daily cases for the past four days with 1,216 cases recorded yesterday as well.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,216 cases, 1,013 were from the Malé area, while 201 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 01 case from operational resorts and another case from live aboard which brought up the total active cases in the country to 13,784.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 41,308 out of which 27,428 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 13, 2021.