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Almost four hundred active corona infections in Aruba

Almost four hundred active corona infections in Aruba


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In Aruba, the number of people with an active corona infection rose by 99 on Saturday. There are now 392 so-called active infections on the island. Aruba has got about 300 infections in the past three days.

11,350 people have now been tested on the island. Three infected people have died since the corona crisis broke out. The island is clearly dealing with a second corona wave. By the end of last month, just over a hundred active cases had been recorded since the global corona pandemic outbreak.

It is forbidden to gather on the island. Groups of more than four people can be taken apart by the police. Aruba will also scrutinize more stringently that people who have been quarantined or isolated are complying with the rules. Checks can be carried out at unexpected moments. Anyone who is not at home at this time can be fined one thousand Aruba guilders (approx. 500 euros).

Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes wrote on her Facebook page on Saturday that her son was infected with the corona virus. Kevin Wever works at the Aruba Airport. The prime minister says he has not had any contact with her son in the past few days.

The Netherlands has tightened the travel advice for Aruba from code yellow to code orange. Non-essential trips to Aruba are not recommended due to the rapidly growing number of infections on the island. Those returning to the Netherlands from Aruba will be asked to go into quarantine for a fortnight. In the coming days, TUI Netherlands will return 526 travelers from Aruba after the travel advice has been tightened.