Maldives bans South Asia travellers as COVID-19 cases soar

Maldives bans South Asia travellers as COVID-19 cases soar

A medical worker wearing full protective gear takes a COVID-19 swab sample from a man in Male on Jun 5, 2020. (Photo: AFP/Ahmed Shurau)

MALDIVES: The Maldives on Wednesday (May 12) banned travellers from across South Asia in a bid to contain surging COVID-19 infections despite having one of the world’s most successful vaccination roll-outs.

Sri Lanka and other countries in the region have also imposed travel restrictions as they battle a new wave of the coronavirus that has hit India and its neighbours.

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