Dozens of passengers who tested positive for covid-19 after arriving on two flights from South Africa on Friday they are in quarantine at a hotel near Schiphol airport
Dutch military police said on Sunday that had arrested a married couple who left a hotel where they were in quarantine after testing positive for covid-19 and what They were trying to flee the country.
They were arrested “on a plane that was about to leave”police known as Marechausse said in a statement.
It was unclear if they had tested positive for the new variant of the omicron coronavirus.
The Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool reported that the couple, a Spanish and a Portuguese, They were trying to fly to Spain.
Dozens of passengers who tested positive for covid-19 after arriving on two flights from South Africa on Friday they are in quarantine at a hotel near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
The couple, whose names were not released, it had been handed over to the health authorities.
In total, 61 of the more than 600 passengers on flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town tested positive for COVID-19. Most are quarantined at the hotel, although some Dutch residents were allowed to do it at home.
Dutch health authorities said early Sunday that at least 13 of the 61 are infected with the omicron variant recently identified virus.
The Marechausse did not give more details on the medical condition of the couple.