COVID-19: One new case in Addu City

Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) | Photo: Sun

Addu City, Maldives – Only one new case of COVID-19 was recorded on Saturday in Addu City.

As per the Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH), the new case was from Feydhoo district.

Currently, there are 112 active cases, and 469 direct contacts identified in relation to these cases.

Of the active cases, 71 are in Hithadhoo, eight cases in Maradhoo, two cases in Maradhoofeydhoo, three cases in Feydhoo, 26 cases in Hulhudhoo and one case for Meedhoo and South Palm Resort each.

AEH revealed that, to date, a total of 309 people have tested positive from the city, and 194 made full recoveries.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has extended the curfew imposed in the city from 1600hrs till 0400hrs for a week from June 2, 2021, onwards. 

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

Further restrictions imposed stated that going out in groups of more than three was not allowed under the new guidelines and 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, shops will be open as per the Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines during curfew times and only take away services from restaurants to be provided before curfew times.