Dutch authorities have isolated 61 passengers who tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving on two flights from South Africa at the Ramada Hotel in Badhoevedorp near Schiphol airport. Photo: AFP
Dutch authorities have isolated 61 passengers who tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving on two flights from South Africa at the Ramada Hotel in Badhoevedorp near Schiphol airport. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Couple arrested on plane after fleeing ‘Hotel Omicron’ quarantine in Netherlands

  • The wife, Carolina Pimenta, was one of 61 travellers who tested positive for Covid-19, though it is not known if she had caught the new strain
  • Border police caught up with the couple just before take-off, and they were taken off the flight ‘with much fuss and screaming’, Pimenta said

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Dutch authorities have isolated 61 passengers who tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving on two flights from South Africa at the Ramada Hotel in Badhoevedorp near Schiphol airport. Photo: AFP
Dutch authorities have isolated 61 passengers who tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving on two flights from South Africa at the Ramada Hotel in Badhoevedorp near Schiphol airport. Photo: AFP
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