COVID-19 measures in Hulhumeedhoo extended for a week

An aerial shot of Hulhumeedhoo in Addu city. (Photo/Tripadvisor)

Safety measures due to COVID-19 in place in Hulhumeedhoo, Addu City have been extended for a period of seven days.  

The measures were strengthened on February 24. A signed order by the Director-General of Public Health today read that the measures are to be extended for a period of seven days. 

The measures are: 

  • Cease of parties and public gatherings
  • Curfew and ban on driving from 20:00 to 5:00
  • Cease of travel from one ward of the island to the other (exception: in situations of necessary healthcare and emergencies)
  • Limiting the number of people outdoors together to three
  • Closure of schools and gyms
  • Ceasing of sports activities and exercise activities
  • Public Transport and permitted taxi services are to operate in line with HPA guidelines
  • Banks and shops are also to operate in line with the special guidelines and to limit the number of people inside such establishments at the same time.
  • Closure of Universities and colleges while physical classes are to be ceased until further notice
  • Prohibiting dine-in services at hotels and, cafes and restaurants, with the exception of delivery services

The announcement read that military personnel, police and healthcare workers, as well as ambulances and those with a permit of the Hulhumeedhoo COVID-19 taskforce, are exempted from the second point mentioned above.