93 people quarantined in Kuredu, 11 in Bathala

Health Minister Abdulla Ameen has revealed that a total of 104 people have been placed under quarantined in Kuredu Island Resort and Bathala Resort, both of which are under a temporary lockdown.

The Minister made the announcement during a press conference tonight.

Among the 104 people, 93 are quarantined in Kuredu while the remaining 11 are in Bathala.

However, the Minister noted that all of them have been quarantined due to suspected symptoms. A decision on the lockdown on Bathala Resort will be made after the tests of those quarantined are confirmed.

Minister Ameen noted that samples from 24 have been taken with two testing positive to Coronavirus while 20 tested negative. Test results of two are pending as of yet.

Kuredu is the first among Maldivian islands to be placed under a lockdown. The island was put on a lockdown after Italy confirmed a tourist who went back after staying in the island resort had tested positive to the virus. Following the lockdown, a contact trace was done after which two foreign workers had tested positive to Coronavirus, marking the first official cases in the Maldives.

The two of them have since been moved to the isolation facility in Farukolhufushi.

Since then, the island has been put on an Orange Alert with the Maldives being declared a Yellow Alert, nationwide.