Starting today, March 24, 2021, Curaçao will go into a 14-day lockdown due to recent spike in COVID-19 daily cases.
Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath announced on Monday that a lockdown will be introduced on Wednesday for at least two weeks. He advised the public that everyone should stay at home and avoid contact with others as much as possible.
Over the past two weeks daily new cases have increase significantly which the British variant is partly to be blamed.
“We must do everything we can to prevent the spread of corona,” said Prime Minister Rhuggenaath.
The Prime Minister indicated that the airport and borders will remain open, while maintaining strict regulations. Visitors must also adhere to the new regulations.
The new Government Measures are as follows:
Curfew remains from 9 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Everyone must remain home and work from home as much as possible.
Essential businesses can remain open, e.g.: supermarkets, banks, medical, gas stations, hardware stores, construction companies, restaurants (delivery only) and hotels.
Companies must request a NEW exemption for their employees at http://www.kalamidat.cw.
‘Plachi di dia’ has been re-introduced, meaning cars with the following number plates can drive on their appointed day. This means that people are only allowed to take to the streets two days a week, based on their license plate and appointed day.
Monday and Thursday: A | D | F | G | H | K | BF | Z | WA
Tuesday and Friday: B | J | L | N | R | U | MF
Wednesday and Saturday: S | T | V | X | Y
No cars allowed on the street on Sunday.
Testing facilities and the vaccine program continues to operate normally.
‘Plachi di dia’ is not valid for people who have to go get vaccinated.
Informal care is allowed from 4:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Beaches are closed. No swimming at beaches allowed.
Gyms, sport centers and group activity are canceled. Exercises can be done between 4:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in your neighborhood.
Restaurants and ‘Truk’i Pan’ can only offer delivery between 12 – 8 p.m.
Meanwhile, the vaccination of the population against COVID-19 continues.