COVID-19: Cases identified from seven resorts since border reopening

The Health Protection Agency, HPA on Friday said nine resort workers and six tourists have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Maldives reopened its borders on July 15.

HPA said the positive cases are from seven resorts, although the agency did not reveal the names of the islands.

The first imported case since the border reopening was of a tourist who arrived in the archipelago on July 26. A tourist tested for the virus prior to his departure from Maldives also tested positive on August 4.

Maldives has recorded 4,769 confirmed cases of COVID-19 thus far, and 19 COVID-19 deaths. The number of active cases is 1996. The number of cases have been increasing rapidly over the past two weeks.