Alcoholic drinks prohibited in public places and public roads

ORANJESTAD – To mitigate the further spreading of Covid19, the Crisis Team is announcing to the community that through a new Ministerial Regulation (AB2021No.51) that it is prohibited to consume alcohol or be in the possession of alcohol containers in any public area or on public roads, in motor vehicles, along the roads or at the beach or parking lots.

Offenders will be fined and the vehicle can be confiscated. It is also prohibited to have any social event (parties) at home. The Taskforce of the Crisis Team and the Police will have extra surveillance and will not hesitate to act. The Crisis Team is also reminding everyone that the area prohibition is still in effect, and no one is allowed on the beach or public parking places after 7:00 pm. Bar and restaurants should comply with the safety protocols at all times including social distancing, a limited amount of guests per table, and the permitted amount of guests indoors and outside at their venue. Every establishment is responsible for its own enforcement of the safety protocols

Now every single citizen should consider their decisions to avoid getting infected with the virus, as the hospital is relatively full and is admitting more and more patients with Covid19 related complications. There are a small number of beds available in the ICU ward. The behavior of every individual is the main factor to avoid the spreading of the virus to others, like your coworkers, family, etc. Limit your outings, comply with all the hygiene protocols, and respect the measures. Please read the active measures on www.arubacovid19.org.

Article 7.2 AB2021No.51

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