2020 coronavirus pandemic in Curaçao

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Curaçao
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakNetherlands
Arrival date13 March 2020
(3 weeks)
Confirmed cases7

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic was documented for the first time in Curaçao on 13 March 2020. The case was a 68-year-old man who was on vacation from the Netherlands.[1]


On 13 March 2020, Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the country - a 68-year-old man who arrived from the Netherlands and had been vacationing in Curaçao. The second case was expected as it is the spouse of the first case. Since then everyone who has been in contact with the couple has been tested. Most of the cases came out negative but the results of two cases remain unsure and are under observation.

Following the announcement, the country announced that all flights coming from Europe would be halted.[1]

On 18 March 2020, the first-diagnosed case in the country (68 year-old Dutch man) died at the Curaçao Medical Center. Two other cases were still being treated as of the 23rd.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Prime Minister confirms Curaçao's first case of COVID-19; closes airspace with Europe". Curaçao Chronicle. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Eerste corona-dode op Curaçao". Caribisch Netwerk (in Dutch). 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

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