Important points to be considered moving into the next phase are as follows:
IF YOU FEEL ANY SYMPTOMS, TAKE THE TEST IMMEDIATELY
If you feel any symptoms relating to COVID-19, stay inside and call 280-0101 immediately. The sooner the virus is detected, the more successful we are in avoiding it from spreading out. If you know of anyone who has these symptoms, please encourage them to do the same. For the virus to be prevented from spreading out, we need to know about it in time. It is the strategy of aggressive testing that helped us to detect the virus in time. Thanks to this strategy, today we see a decrease in the total number of cases.
RESPECT THE RULES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HYGIENE
The government is moving into the next phase by allowing some establishments to re-open to the public. The maximum amount of people allowed in the establishment at the time is 15, so if you are number 16thand asked to wait outside please respect and obey these instructions. If you are asked to clean your hands by using hand sanitizer before entering the establishment, please respect and obey these instructions. If you are asked to maintain 2-meter distance from others, please respect and obey these instructions. These rules have been established by the government for your own protection.
IS ARUBA READY TO MOVE INTO THE NEW STAGE?
The Prime Minister mentioned that she received various messages in regard to the readiness of Aruba to into the next phase. Some were messages of encouragement for which she is very grateful, others were more critical. She also mentioned that she received various comments and questions. One of the questions was; Is Aruba ready for this new phase? Her answer was a firmly YES. The Prime Minister has faith that the community will do their best to help Aruba overcome this crisis. She is completely aware of all the sacrifices that each and every one has been making for these last 6 weeks. Aruba’s economic pillar was sacrificed, our freedom was sacrificed as we stayed inside during the curfew hours, we were not allowed to do what we love to do anymore, and we had to sacrifice our loved ones as visitors were not allowed into the care homes. All these sacrifices show the commitment of each individual in helping to take Aruba forward.