Since the Maldives identified its first two cases of coronavirus, Authorities have placed Kuredu Island Resort on complete lockdown.
Two of the resort’s staff have been tested positive are believed to have come in direct contact with a tourist who was found infected with the virus on his return to Italy.
“Following on from our previous communications, the health and wellbeing of our guests and employees remains our primary priority, therefore to prevent the spread of the COVID19 following the two positive test results all guests and employees will remain on the island and follow advice and guidance of the Maldives Health Protection Agency and the Ministry of Tourism.“
“The temporary restrictive measures will continue until such time that the authorities release the island from its quarantine period. At this time there will be no flight in or out of the island. The island is well stocked with the essentials and we are confident in the care that will be provided to all.
Our responsibility to our guests, our employees, and the general public remains paramount. We will continue to release more information as it becomes available” – Kuredu Island Resort said in its statement
The Government of Maldives has temporarily suspended all arrivals from Italy as a precautionary measure
Restrictions are already in place on the entry of visitors from China and South Korea.