Curfew in Malé City extended from 4pm till 8am

Spokesperson of the Presidents Office, Mohamed Mabrouq Azeez | Photo: HEOC

Malé, Maldives – Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) has announced that curfew imposed in Malé City would be extended from 16:00 till 08:00 starting from May 26, 2021 onward. 

According to HEOC the new curfew timings will be imposed for two weeks and that no one would be allowed to be outside during the period without a special pass.

HEOC also announced that only two people per household would be allowed to go out during the day besides the curfew hours and that each pass given would be valid for four hours only.

It was revealed that the passes would be given in two shifts to lower the number of people who would be out on the roads. The first to be given from 08:00 to 12:00 and the second to be given from 12:00 till 16:00. In addition to this people living in Malé and Hulhumalé are prohibited from traveling to one another using the pass.

While Maldives Police Service revealed that they would open the portal to give the passes at 20:00 tonight, those who are getting the travel pass are required to provide their name, home address and houses unique electricity meter number.

Further restrictions also include limiting cafés and restaurants to only provide delivery services between 06:00 and 00:00. Speaking at the press briefing my HEOC today, Spokesperson of the Presidents Office, Mabrouq had told that any party who provides other services than delivery or operates beyond the allowed times would be fined by MVR 5,000.

While 1,559 cases were recorded yesterday alone in Maldives, the statistics released by HPA detailed that out of the 1,559 cases, 1,135 were from the Malé area, while 401 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 20 case from operational resorts and 03 from liveaboards which brought up the total active cases in the country to 23,464.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 55,924 out of which 32,322 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 23, 2021. Since the country recorded its first case of Covid-19, Maldives has reported 138 deaths till date including 6 deaths which were recorded today.