Police satisfied with curfew compliance

WILLEMSTAD - The police are satisfied with the way curfews are handled. According to Imro Zwerver, spokesman for the police force, the vast majority of people in Curaçao comply with the rules. Zwerwer said this during a press conference on Thursday.

As a result of the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, the government decided last weekend to set the curfew at 9pm. Until last Sunday evening, the curfew went into effect at 11 p.m., from Monday, November 16, it has been brought forward to 9 p.m.

“In recent days, as the police, we have seen that the population keeps to the curfew,” said a satisfied Zwerwer. "It gets pretty quiet on the street between eight and half past eight."

According to Zwerver, this is a good sign. "This shows that the majority of the population is nevertheless starting to realize that the rules must be observed, so that we can get out of the current situation as quickly and as well as possible."

Zwerwer further said during the press conference that there will be more police on the street again to carry out checks. This involves checking whether people comply with the measures that have been instituted to combat the COVID 19 virus.

The police force spokesman said additional checks will be held this weekend. "In the past it has always been a challenge to keep people off the streets on weekends."

"We assume that it is impossible for the police to be everywhere at the same time. But this weekend we have enough capacity so that we can also check in the neighborhoods in addition to the known places," said Zwerwer.

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