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.