HDC halts permits to hold gatherings in Hulhumale

People crowd Hulhumale' beachfront area. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Housing Development Corporation (HDC) announced their decision to temporarily halt issuing permits for gatherings in Hulhumale due to the surge in the number of COVID-19 positive cases. 

HDC noted that the number of positive has been on the rise in the greater Male' region recently.

Police have also commenced enforcing masks when in public due to this.  

After a long period of time, on Wednesday, December 6, over 100 cases were recorded in Greater Male' region. Meanwhile on Thursday over 300 positive cases were recorded in the country.

Speaking at a ceremony in Noonu Landhoo, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih noted that health professionals indicated that in the coming three weeks, there is a high chance of a surge in Maldives. Hence, he advised the nation to take caution towards the preventative measures put in place.