HA Ihavandhoo Council has imposed some restrictions on expatriates living in the island.
After two deaths in the island linked to expatriates, the Council has ordered migrant workers to register within five days; those who do not would be considered illegals.
The Council has also decided to take to steps against expatriates living illegally in the island.
A curfew has been implemented in which expatriates are to stay in their place of residence after 10:00pm.
Expatriates have also been banned from forming groups in public except from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Friday.
Expatriates are banned from fishing in regions under the Council’s jurisdiction, and only allowed in the uninhabited part of the island to dispose of waste.
All expatriates have also been ordered to stay in the island for an indefinitely. This was regarding the death of Ismail Umar, a mechanic who was found dead at the HA Ihavandhoo ice plant on Friday.
While five expatriates were arrested during the investigation, and one has confessed to his murder.
Also Fathimath Hassan, 16, was brutally raped and murdered by three expatriates in 2002.
Ihavandhoo Council said these steps were necessary to prevent a third tragedy.