President’s Office Spokesperson Mabrook Azeez has said that the government is considering imposing new restrictive measures to control the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.
Mabrook stated during a press conference organized by the Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC) that President Solih has been in virtual consultations with the HEOC’s Technical Advisory Group in order to implement tighter restrictive measures.
The restrictions announced by HPA on May 3rd include:
– Curfew from 00:00 to 04:00 in the Greater Male’ area. No vehicles will be allowed during the curfew times.
– Ban on non-essential travel between islands with a mandatory 10-day quarantine period for individuals traveling from Male’ to other islands.
– Mandatory 14 days quarantine period for all arrivals from India and submission of a negative PCR test result.sss
– Suspension of ease given for individuals who have completed two doses of vaccine.
– Public offices and schools are set to be closed along with parks and other public spaces for gatherings.
– A ban has been imposed on all sports-related activities and places. This includes suspension of sports tournaments and other related activities.
Maldives has today recorded the highest number of cases in a single day since the pandemic started with 734 positive cases.