Parks and running tracks to reopen in July

Inside Rasrani Bageecha. (Sun file photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The government has announced that parks and running tracks in the capital will also be reopened in July as part of the easements given to the COVID-19 restrictions presently in place. 

Health Protection Agency (HPA) stated that parks, running tracks and sports avenues will be open for public use subject to the guidelines set out by them. They also stressed that even if parks are opened, children will not be allowed on playtoys placed at parks. 

Easements that will take effect in July:

- Male’ area curfew hours shortened from 20:00 to 04:00

- Permitted to be outside without a police-issued permit during non-curfew hours  

- Restaurants and cafés in Male’ area to be reopened for dine-in during non-curfew hours

- People allowed outdoors without a permit during non-curfew hours

- Recovered COVID-19 patients allowed to travel without quarantine, subject to the condition that two months have not passed since they have recovered

The decision to ease the restrictions taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 – especially in the Male’ area – was taken due to the recent plummet of cases within the last two weeks.