Willemstad- The curfew on Curaçao will be relaxed starting Saturday, November 7, 2020.
On September 14, a curfew was imposed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. to stem the rise in corona infections. This is now being shortened to a ban on being on the street between midnight and 4:30 a.m.
According to Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath, people are slowly returning to normal life on the island. According to the Prime Minister, the relaxation is especially nice for restaurants, which are now allowed to keep their doors open for an hour longer.
There are still relatively few corona infections on the island. Currently 268 people are still infected with the virus, 7 of whom are hospitalized. In a population of more than 150,000 people, two people have died from Covid-19.
Measures are also being relaxed on other islands of the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. For example, St. Maarten announced at the beginning of the week that casinos on the island may remain open until 2 am. On Bonaire, restaurants starting Friday were allowed to remain open till midnight and Casinos can now stay open till 2 AM.