Maldives Police Service, on Thursday, announced the decision to restrict access to the Sinamale’ Bridge.
The police announced it was part of a wider effort to control a possible surge in COVID-19 cases in the capital.
According to the police, the new control measures on the Sinamale’ Bridge will be in effect for two weeks, starting 1 am on Friday.
During the two-week period, the bridge will be closed to the public from 1 am to 9 am.
Only essential public service providers and security services will be allowed access to the bridge during the eight hours.
COVID-19 cases in Maldives have risen to 968. 40 have recovered, and four have died from complications.
Health authorities have warned they expect a significant surge in virus cases by the end of May, and have advised the public to take all necessary precautions.