The government has announced that discussions are presently underway to ease limitations imposed in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
During a news conference at the Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC), Spokesperson Mabrook Azeez stated that discussions are underway to ease COVID-19 restrictions by the end of this week. He also stated that the specifics of which limits would be relaxed had not yet been finalized.
Mabrook further stated that the administration is looking at methods to relax COVID-19 restrictions on a greater level while still protecting public health and safety.
In response to a question, Mabrook indicated that the new COVID-19 guidelines would not include substantial changes such as permitting those who have taken two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to travel quarantine-free.
Mabrook said there are presently more than 11,000 actives in the country, and that roughly 100 cases were reported in the Greater Male’ Area yesterday, which he suggested could be an anomaly.
The Greater Male’ Area is currently under curfew from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., and people must obtain permits to go outside during non-curfew hours. Government offices have also been closed as a result of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.