Covid-19: Restrictive measures tighten in Addu City with confirmed community spread

Random sample collection in Addu City | Photo: The Times of Addu

Addu City, Maldives – Addu City Council has released a circular regarding the enhanced restrictive measures due to a confirmed community spread in the city.

These measures include,

  1. Immediate halt to all food cart services immediately, including take-aways and delivery services.
  2. Hotels, cafes, restaurants and other eateries to stop operations, excluding eateries, shops and delivery services with permits to operate from 16:00 to 20:00, provided by the Addu Emergency Operation Center.
  3. Individuals travelling to Addu City from Malé and atolls must inform the Social Support desks before arrival, abide by HPA rules and regulations, and quarantine as per HPA regulations.
  4. Adhere to the HPA regulations effective from 19 May 2021.
  5. Adhere to Ministry of Islamic Affairs regulations effective from 19 May 2021.

In addition to these rules, shops are advised to provide delivery services and provide online payment services to limit contacts.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has extended the curfew imposed in the city from 16:00 to 04:00 for a week starting from May 26, 2021.

Addu Equatorial Hospital has reported that additional eighteen people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Addu city yesterday. 

While Addu City recorded 18 cases of yesterday, the total number of active cases has increased to 121. From the total positive cases, 445 direct contacts have been identified so far.

From the statistics revealed by AEH, there are total 56 cases from Hithadhoo, 02 cases from Maradhoo, 01 case from MaradhooFeydhoo, 12 cases from Feydhoo, 40 cases from Hulhudhoo, 09 cases from Meedhoo and 01 case from Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa which are currently active.