Health Protection Agency HPA has revised the curfew imposed in the Greater Male’ Area as the country looks to ease the measures taken against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an order signed by the Director-General of Public Health Maimoona Abubakar, HPA said that the curfew in the Greater Male’ Area would now be imposed from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am every night. It said that vehicles and pedestrians are banned from public places at this time.
The order said that this change was made under the powers vested to the Director-General of Public Health as stipulated in the Public Health Protection Act.
Previously, HPA had imposed the curfew from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am every night in a bid to further prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the capital city.
Meanwhile, the agency had also extended the service time allowed for Café’ and restaurants that are operated in the Greater Male’ Area.
In the same order, HPA announced that such establishments can now provide their services till 10:30 and should be closed till 4:00 am every day.
This comes amid a drop in new cases of COVID-19 in the country.
HPA had reported 41 new cases of COVID-19 in the country today including the 34 reported in the Greater Male’ Area. It said that 7 cases were confirmed from the islands and resorts.
A total of 11,154 people has now tested positive for the pandemic in the Maldives and out of that 9995 people have now recovered from the illness.
HPA confirmed that 35 people have died from COVID-19 in the Maldives.