Safety measures against COVID-19 imposed in Addu City Hulhumeedhoo have been strengthened in light of new cases of the virus identified from the island.
Addu City is still under monitoring mechanisms. A signed order by the Director-General of Public Health read that the measures were to be strengthened in the island starting from today (February 24) and will last for a period of seven days.
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.
The entire Addu City, including the interconnected islands, is now under curfew. Hulhumeedhoo was placed under safety measures after two positive cases for the virus were detected from random samples. Six more connected with the first two cases tested positive later on.