The well-known Surinam activist and politician Curtis Hofwijks has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently at Residence Inn. Hofwijks says on Facebook that he does not smell or taste anything and that he coughs a little.
The COVID-19 pandemic is currently growing rapidly in Suriname. Sunday evening, it was reported that as many as 89 new cases were registered in the past 48 hours.
A large proportion of these cases are for the account of the Penitentiary Institution Duisburglaan (PID). As many as 41 people were tested positive for the coronavirus.