Kuredu Island Resort in the Maldives has been locked down since Friday, following two Covid-19 infections – the first positive cases for the destination.
The government’s Health Protection Agency said in a statement on Saturday that two resort staff had come in direct contact with an Italian guest who was found to be positive with the virus on his return to Italy on March 5.
The two unidentified staff are now in an isolation facility and being treated.
With the lock-down, no one is allowed into or out of Kuredu Island Resort.
Two other resort islands were locked down temporarily, and had their restrictions lifted after some suspected cases were tested negative.
Managing director of state-run Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation, Thoyyib Mohamed, said destination authorities were taking all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
“One of the advantages we have is that all the island resorts are isolated and not connected to one another, which helps in preventing any spread of the virus,” he said.