Mabrook Azeez, the spokesman for the President’s Office, told Reuters at the time: “Especially due to the situation in India, which is traditionally the biggest source country, we are finding it difficult to hire new medical professionals to deal with the increased caseload.”
As a red list country, people in England have not been advised to visit the Maldives for several months.
Anyone who does visit the Maldives at the current time is required to complete a mandatory period of self-isolation at a Government approved hotel.
The cost of self-isolating at an approved hotel comes at personal expense.
Due to the Maldives’ red list status, all holidays booked to the Maldives up to August 15 were cancelled by holiday giant TUI.