Campaign rules are essential to avoid widespread COVID-19 infections

Dit item is gearchiveerd op 12-05-2021.

ORANJESTAD – On April 9, 2021, Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes in her capacity as the Crisis Team leader, announced a few rules for this ongoing election to avoid the possible widespread of Covid19 during the pandemic.

The Crisis Team is urging all political parties, politicians, and the community to avoid what happened in Curacao. The rules for this year’s electoral campaign are crucial to avoid the widespread of the virus.

The Prime Minister stated that in Curacao they started their electoral campaign without much consideration for the precautionary measures to limit further spreading of COVID-19.

When they started campaigning in Curacao, the amount of COVID-19 infected individuals were almost identical to the current amount of cases in Aruba, but quickly escalated to uncontrollable situations in Curacao having now over 4000 active cases. The Chief of Police together with the DVG met with all political parties to go over the rules and explained the importance of complying with these rules.

The curfew remains at 10:00 pm, closing time is 9:00 pm, area prohibition remains active meaning that beaches and public parking lots are off-limit for everyone, and gathering prohibition remains at a maximum of 2 persons.

Home visits are only allowed by family members. Care visit and doctors visit is also allowed.

All involved parties agreed that the political parties will figure a way to campaign and what kind of events they wish to organize and get back to the police department for evaluation.

Active COVID-19 cases Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.

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