Landaa Giraavaru reopened; Furaveri being monitored

Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru.

Health Protection Agency, on Tuesday, announced that the two foreign nationals vacationing at the Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru, who had exhibited symptoms consistent with COVID-19, had tested negative for the virus.

Government spokesperson, Mabrook Azeez confirmed the negative test results during a press conference at the National Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday afternoon.

He said that the HPA, in additional to receiving the test results of the two suspected cases, had completed contact tracing, and had therefore ordered for the resort to be reopened.

Meanwhile, samples have been taken from two foreign nationals at Furaveri Island Resort & Spa who are also exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Furaveri Island Resort & Spa. (Photo/Furaveri Island Resort & Spa)

HPA has imposed restrictive measures on the resort, which will not be lifted until it receives the test results of the two suspected cases and completes contact tracing.

Additional resorts being monitored by HPA are; Anantara Kihavah, Gili Lankanfushi, and aaaVeee Nature's Paradise (Dhoores).

Samples have been taken from the people who have exhibited symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and the islands will continue to be monitored until HPA receives test results.

Meanwhile, Kuredu, the island resort which reported the first confirmed virus cases in Maldives, remains on “orange alert”, with areas of the resort cordoned off to hold people who must undergo a 14-day quarantine period.

13 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Maldives, all of whom are foreign nationals who were either working or vacationing in resorts or safaris. Of the 13 people, five were from Kuredu Island Resort, two from Sandies Bathala, two from Kuramathi Island Resort, two from Anantara Dhigu, and two from Island Safari-1.

23 people are at the Farukolhufushi Isolation Facility, and 15 are at the Hulhule’ Island Hotel (HIH).