The Civil Court of Maldives has issued a court order to quarantine two individuals for refusing to go into quarantine.
The court has previously issued a similar order against an individual for refusing to provide samples to test for COVID-19.
A Civil Court official confirmed the court orders but did not provide any further details.
Under the public health safety laws of the country, a court order can be issued upon persons suspected of being infected with a contagious disease. The court order must be enforced by Police if the individual refuses to do so.
Maldives has so far confirmed 573 cases of COVID-19.