MARIGOT:--- The Prefecture of St. Martin announced on Tuesday that based on the latest figures of positive COVID-19 cases, the curfew has been extended until Friday, June 11th.
The latest health bulletin from Public Health France reports 105 new cases for the period from May 24 to 30. Since May 20, 7 people have died (including 4 last week) and 11 medical evacuations to the CH in Guadeloupe have been carried out. Today, 10 people are hospitalized at Louis Constant Fleming Hospital.
Because of these elements, the Prefet of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin has decided to extend the curfew until Friday, June 11 inclusive. This will be effective from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Only people with a certificate1 and additional supporting documents will be allowed to travel during this period. Gendarmerie checks will be carried out.
The latest data from Public Health France for the week of May 31 to June 6 already show a slight drop in cases of covid contamination. However, the risk of saturation of our hospital system and the high occupancy of the hospital's covid unit, require that the measures in force since Sunday, May 30 be extended.
Consequently, all establishments open to the public will have to close at 8 p.m., and gatherings of people are prohibited until Friday, June 11 inclusive.
The Prefet recalls that everyone's mobilization is necessary to fight the epidemic, by respecting barrier gestures, social distancing, wearing a mask, and limiting gatherings of people.