NewsApril 29, 2020

Maldives Extends Lockdown on Greater Male’ Area Till May 14

Director General of Public Health, Maimoona Aboobakuru, has today (29th April), announced a further 14-day lockdown in capital Male’ city area.

An announcement issued by HPA said no persons will be allowed to enter or exit Male’, Villimale’, Hulhumale’, Thilafushi and Gulhifalhu during this lockdown until further notice.

Public transport including ferries and buses will also cease its operations during this period. No vehicles or persons will be allowed on the streets of Male’ city during the lockdown.

HPA said the restrictive measures do not apply to police and MNDF officers, those working in health care facilities and their vehicles, ambulances, persons and medias holding a pass issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC).

Initially lockdown was announced for 2 days with the first positive case from the capital on 15th April. It was followed by a 14 day lockdown as the community spread increased.

The number of positive cases reported in Maldives have surged to reach 250, with a growing number of infections spread among the migrant workers in the country.