Resort employees going to islands must undergo quarantine

Chinese tourist walk on foot bridge over the sea in Maldives on Jan. 16, 2012. More and more Chinese tourists go to Maldives for holidays. (Imaginechina)

Male’, Maldives – Resort employees going back to their home islands on vacations, from an island with tourists must undergo a mandatory 14 day quarantine period, revealed the Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC).

Speaking at the national press conference held by HEOC on Saturday night, Spokesperson of HEOC, Dr. Nazla revealed that with the country opening up its borders, many resorts have resumed operations and have begun welcoming tourists to their facilities. Due to this, any employee of such resorts going back to their home islands, must undergo the required quarantine period, she revealed.

“Any resort employee being into the atolls to go to the islands, for what ever reason it may be, must be quarantined. They have to complete all 14 days.” Dr. Nazla detailed.

This means that, such personnel will be placed in home quarantined and would be tested for Covid-19 after the 14 days of quarantine are completed, and would only be released upon a negative result.

Maldives opened up its borders on the 15th July after a 3 month long lockdown, along with major eases in restrictions put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections. With this, the number of Covid-19 cases in the country has started rising alarmingly.