Greater Male’ Region lockdown stretches again


Director General of Public Health – Maimoona Aboobakuru

The total lockdown exercised in Greater Male’ Region have been stretched once again by 14-days.

Maldives government had confirmed the 14-day extension on early hours of Thursday.

Signed and approved by the Director General of Public Health, Maimoona Aboobakuru the state issued circular claimed the period have been extended until 28 May 2020.

Government first announced a total lockdown on the region after discovering the first positive Covid-19 case from Male’ City on 15 April. The initial lockdown was announced for a 24-hour period.

The lockdown was extended by another 24-hour period on the following day before state announced the initial 14-day period.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) the prime authority countering against the viral contagion’s spread in Maldives, remains at the forefront of state policies amid State of Public Health Emergency.

Under the lockdown, regular traveling and movement outside the roads for locals have been restricted with exemptions made only for those with validated permits.