Police said they arrested a Spaniard and a Portuguese this Sunday, November 28 in a plane from Amsterdam airport just before take off for Spain.
The coronavirus pandemic comes with its share of amazing stories and even a new kind of escape.
Indeed, a couple, a Spaniard and a Portuguese, tried to flee the Netherlands this Sunday, November 28, because they had … the Covid-19.
The man and woman had been placed in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19, as reported by the BBC.
Carriers of the new variant?
They had been placed in solitary confinement in the northwestern region of Kennemerland, where the 13 travelers with the new variant, the Omicron variant, from South Africa are currently in isolation.
It is not known if the detained couple are among these 13 passengers, but they are among the 61 passengers who tested positive for Covid.
Police arrested them while they were on a plane about to take off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport for Spain on Sunday, November 28.
They were then handed over to the country’s health services. They could be prosecuted for violating Dutch quarantine rules.
Reinforced security measures
Since the incident, the Netherlands has decided to strengthen the surveillance of people placed in quarantine.
Local police will monitor hotels and security guards will check rooms.