No decision yet on further easing of Covid-19 restrictions: HEOC
Authorities have yet to decide to further ease restrictions imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
A Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) official said he was continuing to monitor the situation closely since the restrictions were imposed, and relaxations are being announced after talks following the improvement in the situation. .
Authorities stepped up Covid-19 security measures across the country in mid-May after a fourth wave was confirmed. Those measures have been relaxed twice now, as new cases have started to decline, particularly in the capital of the Covid-19 epicenter, Male ‘City, with the latest easing announced on June 22.
Highlighting this, the HEOC official told RaajjeMV that these facilities were to remain until the end of the month and that it would be reviewed a week after the announcement. Therefore, the official said discussions on easing those restrictions would not begin until Monday.
For now, there is still a curfew in the capital Malé from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., residents needing a permit to go out even outside of curfew hours, except from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. individual exercises are allowed.
In addition, mosques, salons and gymnasiums have been given the green light to reopen under special guidelines.
The Maldives has remained in a state of public health emergency since March 12, 2020, which was last extended to expire on July 3.