March 7 (Reuters) – The Maldives on Saturday detailed its initial two affirmed instances of new coronavirus, and set two of its island resorts under lockdown, as specialists directed further tests to attempt to confine the spread of the infection.

The two tainted individuals are accepted to have gotten the sickness from an Italian visitor who has come back to Italy and tried positive there.

“These two cases which tried positive are from a hotel. They are representatives of the hotel and are presently isolated,” said Ali Waheed, the travel industry clergyman of the island country, the economy of which is intensely reliant on remote vacationers.

In a public statement prior on Saturday, the Maldives Health Protection Agency said two French nationals on a second island who demonstrated side effects of the malady had additionally been set in detachment on Saturday.

Wellbeing specialists said they had halted travel to and from the Kuredu Island Resort and the Summer Island resort, while authorities lead contact following and play it safe.

It was not quickly clear what number of sightseers were under lockdown on every one of the islands.

Summer Island affirmed in an explanation that it had been put under brief isolate while it anticipates test results on the two visitors and a retreat specialist, an Indian national who additionally started to show indications in the wake of treating the two visitors.

Authorities at the Kuredu Island Resort were not quickly reachable for input.

On Saturday, the Maldives likewise said travelers starting from or who had traveled through or invested any energy in Italy in the former 14 days would not be allowed passage into the nation from Sunday, March 8.


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