President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has announced a significant relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions imposed in the Greater Male’ area a month ago due to an increase in daily COVID-19 cases.
During a news conference in the President’s Office today, President Solih announced that the additional easing of COVID-19 restrictions would take effect on Thursday.
Changes to the COVID-19 restrictions:
- Curfew reduced to 8PM-4AM
- Opening of businesses
- Allowing congregational prayer with social distancing
- No permit required during non-curfew hours
- Opening eateries for dine-in
Furthermore, President Solih indicated that the government would relax COVID-19 movement restrictions for those who have recovered from the virus. As a result, people who have recovered from COVID-19 can travel quarantine-free after 60 days.
Health Minister Ahmed Naseem praised the public and front-line workers for their efforts to reduce daily COVID-19 cases in the Greater Male’ area.
The Maldives faced the fourth wave of COVID-19 in April following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions during the Local Council Elections. Since then, the administration has indicated that more relaxations to present COVID-19 restrictions would be revealed after a thorough assessment of the potential consequences.