Migrant workers gather at a balcony at their living quarters in Male. Photo: AFPMigrant workers gather at a balcony at their living quarters in Male. Photo: AFP
Migrant workers gather at a balcony at their living quarters in Male. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: thousands of migrant workers in Maldives stranded as tourism dries up

  • The shores of the tourist paradise have been empty for weeks since a government order to shut all resorts over the Covid-19 pandemic
  • About half of the 150,000 people in Male, the capital, are workers from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka living in crowded alleys that are a haven for the virus
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Migrant workers gather at a balcony at their living quarters in Male. Photo: AFPMigrant workers gather at a balcony at their living quarters in Male. Photo: AFP
Migrant workers gather at a balcony at their living quarters in Male. Photo: AFP
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