WILLEMSTAD - The developments of the coronavirus in Aruba and the Netherlands are being monitored. That is according to Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath.
In the Netherlands, the number of infections has risen sharply in recent weeks and in Aruba it was announced that there are five new local infections. It is not yet known whether this will affect travelers from those countries. Rhuggenaath met with the crisis team recently, but a decision has not yet been made.
In the Netherlands, the number of new infections almost doubled compared to a week ago. 2,588 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past week, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reports on Tuesday. That is 1,259 more than the 1,329 positive test results reported last week, while fewer were tested.
Five new corona infections have been registered in Aruba. That was announced by Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes on Monday evening. These are local infections. According to Wever-Croes, the population has not properly adhered to the corona rules in the past two weeks. And this, she says, is the result. In total there are now 17 active infections in Aruba.