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    Stranded in paradise: Indian tourists with Covid-19 exposure stare at huge costs, extended stays in Maldives

    Dimple Vaishav was booked for a honeymoon in paradise. But their Maldives vacation quickly turned into an ordeal when Vaishav’s husband tested positive for coronavirus soon after they landed in the island-nation in February this year. In a series of tweets tagging various Indian government handles, Vaishav said that the two had been quarantined at the resort, and were being charged for two rooms which they couldn’t afford anymore. In another tweet, she sought quarantine in India as their hotel bill was about Rs. 5 lakh for the 14 days. Vaishnav deleted her tweets and stopped responding to press requests. Photo credit: Screenshots Shortly after she tweeted, Vaishnav found herself…