Prime Minister Jacobs said children will be chosen to participate in the activities scheduled on Friday to honor frontline workers.
UPDATE on COVID-19
St. Maarten currently has two confirmed COVID-19 positive active cases to date, 447 persons have been tested and of the 77 positive cases, 60 have recovered. Notably, St. Maarten has had only one positive case in the last 29 days, and no new cases in the last 16 days.
local labs continue to test on the PCR system whereby symptomatic persons are being tested. Currently, there are 500 of these tests.
After several weeks, St. Maarten has finally received the awaited anti-bodies' tests (900 samples) from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) in the Netherlands last week. As CPS's community outreach testing campaign has now been completed, the Department of Public Health is finalizing protocols to determine who will be tested moving forward. The local labs are currently undergoing their authentication process and we hope to be updated by next week as to when they can commence.