Covid-19: Additional 16 cases recorded in Addu City!

Aerial view of Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: The Times of Addu

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital has reported that additional sixteen people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Addu city today. 

While Addu City recorded 16 cases of today, the total number of active cases has increased to 165. From the total positive cases, 542 direct contacts have been identified so far.

From the postive cases in the city, 126 have recovered so far while 02 people have passed away. From the statistics revealed by AEH, there are total 121 cases from Hithadhoo, 12 cases from Maradhoo, 01 case from MaradhooFeydhoo, 02 cases from Feydhoo, 01 case from MNDF area in Gan, 25 cases from Hulhudhoo, 01 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 from May 26, 2021 onward. 

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.