Special permits issued to access main international airport

Velana International Airport (VIA). (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Police have announced that a special permit will be required to reach the Velana International Airport via the Sinamale’ Bridge.

The permit will be issued by the Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdulla Phairoosch stated. Information of the applicant is required to be sent to [email protected] Once verified, the applicant will be issued a permit.

Sinamale' Bridge. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

The Sinamale’ Bridge has been temporarily restricted as authorities brace for a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country by the end of this month. The bridge is only accessible between the hours of 9:00 and 1:00 in the morning, 

The lockdown order on the capital has also been increased last night. It is set to expire by May 28. 

The Maldives passed the 1000 mark of virus cases today. Confirmed cases were also identified in Manadhoo and Hinmafushi as well.