The Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA) confirms a third person has contacted measles - in light of the recent outbreak of the pandemic.

HPA in a tweet on Tuesday, confirmed this noting from the ten patients tested one turned out positive for measles.

Meanwhile, in a press conference on Tuesday to update on the possible outbreak of measles, Minister of Health Abdulla Ameen confirms no other cases have been reported.

Minister Ameen further added no reports of individuals suspected of contacting the disease have been lodged.

The pandemic was completely controlled and almost eradicated from Maldives. However measles resurfaced, making headlines in recent days.

Many have linked the sudden measles resurfacing with a recent movement against vaccination which has attracted more than 1,000 of locals to cease vaccinating their newborns and children.

Moreover the first reported case of measles recently, involved a 3 year old child whose parents had cease vaccinating.

Another 30 year old individual was contacted positive to measles.

In 2017, World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the island nation has successfully eradicated the pandemic of measles with Maldives becoming among the first two nations in Asian region to achieve this.

However, many pro-vaccination locals suspect the measles outbreak can be directly linked to the anti-vaccination community in Maldives.