Measures strengthened in Addu City to reduce high coronavirus cases

Addu City Council has tightened measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the city. The City Council took the steps on the instruction of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) due to the increasing number of positive cases in the atoll.

The measures include suspension of ceremonies, sports competitions, and extra-curricular activities in schools. It also includes a ban on house visits. The curfew in place between 9:00 pm and 04:00 am will also remain in place with no changes.

Speaking at a press conference held Sunday night, Addu City Mayor Ali Nizar said more measures would be implemented if the city's situation did not improve in two weeks.

Addu City was placed under HPA's monitoring status four months ago. While 2,768 cases have been recorded to date, 2,494 people have recovered from the illness. Ten deaths have been recorded in the city thus far, and 14 new cases have been identified over the past 24 hours.