Corona measures at Sint Eustatius will be relaxed starting today. The number of coronavirus infections on the Caribbean island has gradually decreased in recent days. St Eustatius has a population of more than 3,000 and had 113 positive cases on Saturday.
In just the previous two weeks, the number of infections rose: from one on December 28 to 132 on January 14.
The island’s only cafes, restaurants, and casinos are allowed to open again. Restrictions regarding the number of visitors will remain in effect. Restaurants are allowed to receive a maximum of fifteen guests. Schools, nurseries and extracurricular organizations are also allowed to open again. Here, too, a maximum of fifteen people applies. In supermarkets and other basic stores, a maximum of ten people are allowed at a time. Barber shops and nail studios are allowed to open, but they can only assist one client at a time.
Not only have the infections of the past few days been less severe, the symptoms have also been generally mild. Less than 2 percent of people who test positive have been hospitalized. In mid-December, just over half of all adults in Saint Eustatius were vaccinated.
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