BREAKING: Curfew in Addu City extended from 4pm till 4am

Aerial picture of Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: Ali Ibrahim

Addu City, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that the curfew timings in Addu City have been extended to 16:00 till 04:00. 

According to HPA this will come in to effect tomorrow onwards till May 26, 2021.

During curfew times, going out in public and the operation of any vehicles on the road is prohibited.

In addition to this, travel within islands of Addu City have also been banned and also visiting from house to house have also been banned in Addu City until May 26, 2021.

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.

In addition to these, dine-ins and operations of roadside food stalls, gyms and 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 and only take away services from restaurants to be provided before curfew times.

This comes while several random samples in the city have come back positive for Covid-19 with 112 active cases in the city now.

From the statistics revealed by AEH, there are total 45 cases from Hithadhoo, 01 case from MaradhooFeydhoo, 12 cases from Feydhoo, 45 cases from Hulhudhoo, 08 cases from Meedhoo and 01 case from Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa which are currently active.