Maldives to isolate all citizens arriving from foreign countries


19th Mar, 2020 | Tourism Mail Crew


MALE :  The Maldives government on Thursday announced that all citizens arriving from foreign countries will be kept in isolation for 14 days.

Maldives' Health Protection Agency (HPA) said that all citizens arriving from countries that are exempt from temporary travel restrictions will be kept in home-quarantine for 14 days starting Thursday.

However, citizens arriving from the United States will be kept in a government arranged isolation facility for 14 days, the HPA said.

The HPA instructed all state institutions to implement the order and requested the public to comply with the new regulations.

Maldives has 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has declared a State of Public Health Emergency. (Xinhua)