Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that people will continue to be allowed to attend mosques for Fajr prayer despite the 10:00 pm to 05:00 am curfew which has been announced for the greater Male’ region.
The 10:00 pm to 05:00 am curfew is one of nine measures ordered by Director General of Public Health Maimoona Aboobakuru on Tuesday. It follows a surge in coronavirus cases with the relaxation of the lockdown in the capital in July.
The measures are:
The following are exempt from the measures:
Meanwhile, those who require emergency medical attention are exempt from the curfew, and those arrive from Maldives whose accommodations are outside of Male’ are exempt from the travel ban on non-essential travel of persons from Male’ to other islands.
Greater public movement following the relaxation of many of the coronavirus restriction in July has led to a surge in coronavirus cases. An increasing number of new coronavirus cases are unlinked to existing clusters, which health authorities warn indicates a wide community spread.
Authorities have urged that people in all residential islands, even those with no confirmed cases, wear masks when in public.
Maldives has 4,446 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 153 new cases recorded this Tuesday. 2,693 of the patients have since recovered, while 19 have died from complications.
The country now has 1,719 active cases. 105 of the patients are hospitalized.