Covid-19: Second death recorded in Addu City

Aerial view of Hulhumeedhoo | Photo: Avas

Addu City, Maldives – 91 year old male from Hulhumeedhoo who was on a ventilator has passed away this morning marking the second death due to Covid-19 in Addu City.

This comes while Addu City has recorded a total of 190 active cases with 561 direct contacts. In the statistics released by Addu Equatorial Hospital, there are total 106 cases from Hithadhoo, 10 cases from Maradhoo, 02 case from MaradhooFeydhoo, 10 cases from Feydhoo, 01 case from MNDF area in Gan, 52 cases from Hulhudhoo, 07 cases from Meedhoo and 02 case from South Palm Resort which are currently active. 

While the new Addu City Council has pledged to place additional restrictions in the city, 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. 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.