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  • Arawak's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 AM
    Ah yes, 47 million Florins of the 1.3 billion we asked for (half as a gift and half as a loan). They kingdom government made it clear though that the...
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    04-07-2020, 01:40 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    News just came in that 14 people have recuperated! Counting the 1 from yesterday, these are the first ones to have recuperated since the first...
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    04-03-2020, 08:23 PM
    Here is the link to one of the articles. It's written in all the 4 main languages ...
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    04-03-2020, 05:38 PM
    Government offices are not closed. They are working with skeleton crews and some, like the departments of social affairs, labor and health are...
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    04-01-2020, 02:10 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    Just like a few days ago, we have another day where the positives stay the same, at 55. According to the minister of health 60 tests were performed...
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    03-31-2020, 01:18 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    Only 5 positive cases today. After yesterday's zero cases and today only 5, it seems we might be flattening the curve already. Still too soon to call...
    106 replies | 9330 view(s)
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    03-30-2020, 07:09 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread forum names in Aruba General
    Mine is after the old indigenous indian population of Aruba. The Arawak or Arahuaco in Spanish. It's a very common nickname online especially for...
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    03-28-2020, 04:02 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread ghost town in Aruba General
    Aruba never said every tourist had leave. They stopped incoming passengers and told everyone that now is the time to leave otherwise there is no...
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    03-27-2020, 09:21 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    The shelter in place instructions are correct. I figured it was because of the language difference! Here is another link with everything in all...
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    03-27-2020, 06:26 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    Mohair, I suggest to you not to use any Dutch websites as sources for what is happening on Aruba. Dutch media is always 1 or 2 or more steps behind...
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    03-27-2020, 08:33 AM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    Everyone on the island needs to follow the shelter in place order. The 100 tourists or less remaining are in the same boat as everyone else. You are...
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    03-26-2020, 07:26 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    9 more positive tests today bringing the total up to 28. This jump was expected given the new "test test test" regime. The hospital emergency room...
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    03-25-2020, 09:22 AM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    According to the government, they have adapted the testing procedure following the WHO guidelines of "test test test". Meaning more people get tested...
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    03-23-2020, 01:37 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    Hi all! People here are sometimes known to leave out details, so when something sounds very unreasonable, it probably is most of the time :D ...
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    03-22-2020, 05:21 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    The last Air Canada flight leaving the island ...
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    03-22-2020, 05:11 PM
    I don't watch CNN and have been following the Virus since before it got bad in Europe. I didn't "go anywhere" with that statement. Remember, the...
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    03-22-2020, 08:51 AM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    The hospital is still free from corona patients since the first case left for California.
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    03-22-2020, 12:00 AM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    Many Arubans are looking at it from a glass half full perspective. Our nature is finally having a chance to recover after decades of hurt. I'm...
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    03-21-2020, 11:55 PM
    The panic buy spilled over from the Netherlands as Europe was heavily affected before the US. When people saw those videos and then the border...
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    03-19-2020, 04:52 PM
    I'm still fairly on the young side of life so I remember just the one :D
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    03-19-2020, 04:35 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    Valid for all people that lost their job. According to government calculations, 25.000 people. Only if you have lost your job will you be able to...
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    03-19-2020, 04:25 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    The Government of Aruba through the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor announces FASE, Fondo di Asistencia Social di Emergencia (Emergency Social...
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    03-18-2020, 09:32 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    For everyone still on the island, on channel 48 basic cable they are live streaming many local artists because we are stuck inside :D
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    03-17-2020, 07:48 PM
    The plane was coming from Toluca, México on its way to Caracas. Fuel shortage was mentioned. Wouldn't be the first time a plane makes an emergency...
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    03-17-2020, 07:45 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    4th confirmed case of Covid after tonight's briefing. Once again an imported case. An American tourist who was not staying at a hotel. No community...
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    03-17-2020, 05:41 PM
    With the airport closed, there was no one for them to call in for emergency. They did 4 or 5 passes until people got wind and the police was deployed.
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    03-17-2020, 01:28 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    In more positive news(from official sources), Caribbean Mercantile Bank has announced a complete moratorium on monthly payments for 3 months. Other...
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    03-17-2020, 01:20 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    It should be said that the information shared about the doctors, is REDO(hearsay). I would like to remind everyone again that Bati Bleki in...
    106 replies | 9330 view(s)
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    03-16-2020, 09:22 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    Confirmed 3rd case in tonight's press conference. He/she is a relative of the 2nd confirmed case from a few days ago(the Aruban who came back from...
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    03-16-2020, 10:30 AM
    Arawak replied to a thread Corona/COVID19 Virus in Aruba General
    Latest update: confirmed cases: 2 tested negative: 19 pending results of test: 6 From the press conference that just ended.
    106 replies | 9330 view(s)
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