A coronavirus quarantine on three island resorts in the Maldives has been lifted.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) confirmed on 10 March that the resorts of Kuredu, Sandies Bathala and Kuramathi were in temporary lockdown.
However, the country’s Health Protection Agency has now lifted the travel ban.
It was part of a wider quarantine on four islands in the Maldives which also included Vilamendhoo, reportedly after a suspected case of Covid-19 was detected.
A statement released by the authority reads: “With this decision, the managements of the above-mentioned resort islands should maintain the cordoned areas where individuals identified as high-risk must remain isolated for the duration mandated by the authorities. Further, individuals identified as low-risk are to be segregated from the high-risk individuals.”
It also urges management to monitor visitor’s “adherence to infection prevention and control procedures”.