Curfew now at 9 pm; License plate of the day remains

WILLEMSTAD - Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath announced that starting tomorrow the curfew will be from 9 pm until 4:30 am. The license plate of the day scheme remains in force. Drivers can only use their car twice a week.

The measures apply until at least 17 May. By then, the government will re-evaluate. The government is cautious and wants to ease the measures responsibly.

“Many people have died in recent months. That is why we must scale down the measures in a responsible manner,” said the Prime Minister. Rhuggenaath indicated that the government and the health care professionals want to avoid putting the country in lockdown again, which is why they will scale down carefully.

Swimming in the ocean continues to apply in accordance with the applicable measures, so from 4:30 am to 8:00 am. Restaurants may again receive guests on their terrace. The capacity can be 50 percent. Only people sitting at a table may be served. Food can also be delivered on Sundays. Truk’í pan (BBQ stands) may be open from 4 to 8 am. Hardware stores may be open again.

Electronic appliance stores can also open. A maximum of 5 customers may be allowed in retail establishments. Dry cleaning can be reopened. Customers can use these services according to the license plate of the day. Banks can also receive customers again. Customers must adhere to the regulations. Construction work that is necessary will be allowed again.

Home visits are allowed with a maximum of 4 people. There, too, must be kept a distance. Religious gatherings are again allowed on Fridays from noon to 3 pm and Saturdays and Sundays between 8 am and 11 am. More information about this will be provided by the churches.

The car-free Sunday remains in effect except for those who attend church but who are registered to be allowed on the streets. Individual sports are still possible.

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