Covid-19: Additional restrictions for GDh. Thinadhoo with surge in cases

Gdh. Thinadhoo | Photo: One Online

Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives – Restrictions in Thinadhoo further stricken with the rising number of Covid-19 cases including restricting all residents from going out of their houses, except only once a week for only one hour.

Thinadhoo Council released a statement last night, informing all citizens that to reduce the amount of time residents spend in public, EOC has decided that from today onwards, only one person from a household can go out once a week for only one hour, set by the Thinadhoo Police Station, using the household permit they have.

However, Council stated that Police Time Bound permit will still be given to residents who are required to go out for essential purposes.

Although restrictions imposed in the capital Male’ city were also imposed in Thinadhoo after the cases started to rise, the City Council has announced stricter measures as the number of cases continues to rise at a fast rate and as there is little to no change in the amount of time residents spend in public despite the surge in cases.

Over the past 24 hours, Thinadhoo has confirmed a total of 17 positive Covid-19 cases, taking the total confirmed cases in the island to 579. Currently, seven people are receiving hospitalized care in Thinadhoo.

Thinadhoo was placed under monitoring status on April 25, 2021, after residents from the island started testing positive for Covid-19.