Health Emergency Operations Centre has revealed that the government would be imposing measures to restrict movement of people in Greater Malé Area.
Speaking at a Press Conference held this evening, Health Ministry’s Deputy Director General for Policy Planning and International Health, Aishath Samiya said that these measures were taken due a rapid rise in the number of positive cases detected in the last few days.
She announced that a curfew will be imposed in Malé City starting tonight. The movement of people and vehicles would be banned in Malé, Hulhumalé and Villimalé from 22:00 hours till 05:00 hours everyday until further notice.
Deputy DG Samiya also noted that businesses will be closed at 21:30 hours and delivery/takeaway services will not be allowed during the time of the curfew.
Furthermore, the government has also decided that gathering of more than 5 people will not be allowed in Greater Malé Area. Team Sports and Recreation activities is to be banned as well.