The Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Sunday granted permission to reopen cinemas in Maldives from January 25 onwards.
According to a circular by the agency, cinemas must follow the specified COVID-19 safety guidelines and policies in order to reopen.
Cinemas in Maldives were closed from March 30, 2020, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. Soon after, on April 15, the Greater Male' region went into lockdown. Cinemas have not resumed since then.
Maldives now records a total of 14,885 virus cases of which 1,015 are active cases, in addition to 13,813 recoveries and 50 deaths
Cases have been on the rise throughout January 2021, with active cases surpassing the 1,000-mark after months of recording three-digit numbers. New clusters were identified on operational resorts as well as several islands in the south.