HPA extends restrictive measures until 25 May


Director General of Public Health

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced on extending the precautionary measures imposed on Greater Male’ Region from the initial 18 May deadline until 25 May 2021.

The measures come in light of surging positive cases of Covid-19 in Greater Male’ Region which had been crossing over 1,000 positive cases per 24-hour window.

Earlier, the agency made impositions of the restrictive measures on 11 May which saw vehicular and pedestrian movement restrictions effective 16:00hrs every afternoon until 04:00hrs of the following dawn.

Furthermore, additional restrictions during the curfew period included slicing down servicing options of restaurants and cafes exclusively to takeaways and deliveries.

Moreover, congregational prayers in mosques across the region currently remain suspended.

Signed and issued by the Director General of Public Health Maimoona Aboobakur, the directive attests the curfew restrictions will remain effective for another week.

Meanwhile the island nation reports a total of 47,421 cases of which majority originates from Greater Male’ Region.

On the other hand, deaths associated with the viral contagion has climbed, exceeding 100 cases last Monday.

The measures will have significant dents on several local businesses including food and beverage outlets as well as small-to-medium tier businesses.