COVID-19: Establishment of a state of health emergency in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barth

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The Senate has decided to adopt a state of health emergency in Saint-Barth and Saint-Martin until September 30, 2021.

This context allows the Prefect to have more flexibility in the application of national measures at the local level, making it possible to alleviate or worsen depending on the health situation. A state of health emergency is established on our islands in order to protect our health system. The Louis-Constant Fleming hospital remains strongly mobilized and today welcomes 11 patients in the dedicated Covid service.

The health situation in Saint-Martin is stable, but serious forms requiring hospitalization remain high. None of the people hospitalized is vaccinated.

In Saint-Barthélemy, the situation deteriorated sharply last week, following the appearance of clusters among seasonal workers from Metropolitan France and having spread the virus during festive activities.

For this reason, the Prefect has decided to close the nightclubs as of yesterday in order to contain the chains of contamination. The use of dance floors in drinking establishments is also prohibited in Saint Barth, as in Saint Martin. The Prefect recalls that the best way to protect yourself from the epidemic is to be vaccinated. The Galisbay vaccinodrome is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 16 p.m. until August 15.

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