Conflict: In view of the risk of disturbing public order, the Prefecture has decided to lift border controls. His explanations.

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The Prefecture and the ARS responded yesterday to the request for an audience of the organizers of the demonstration.

The ARS has drawn up an assessment of the current sanitary difficulties of Saint-Martin, number of cases, worrying indicators in particular at the level of almost saturated hospital capacity (18 beds occupied out of 23 in the Covid unit and an additional death yesterday at the Louis hospital. Constant Fleming and 100% intensive care occupancy rate at the Guadeloupe University Hospital).

The members of the Collective did not hear these arguments but committed to contributing to the establishment of popular health education in the neighborhoods (wearing a mask, gathering people, social distancing, etc.).

If it is proven that the regulation of population flows between the two parts of the island has helped to significantly reduce the circulation of the virus, the risks of disturbing public order in a period of health crisis are not acceptable. neither for the population, nor for the police force highly solicited for months.

As a result, and as announced at a press conference on Monday, the Prefecture of Guadeloupe is studying the limitation of air flows to Grand-Case which should take place in the coming days (reduction in the number of flights and conditioning of trips for compelling reasons. ).

In view of the risks of disturbing public order, the Prefecture has decided to lift border controls.

The containers at Terres Basses and Baie aux Oysters were withdrawn yesterday.

The health risk nonetheless remains present on both parts of the island and the Prefecture invites everyone to respect the barrier measures to prevent spread.

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