In one week, from June 28 to July 4, the number of positive Covid-19 cases quadrupled in Martinique (410 positive cases, against 110 the previous week).
In Réunion, the situation is also worrying.
Tuesday, the prefecture of Reunion deplored the death of seven patients from the island during the previous week, with "an increase in the number of cases with a weekly incidence rate approaching 150 per 100,000 (inhabitants ), a slightly increasing positivity rate, increased hospitalizations and intensive care admissions.
Faced with this situation, the Head of State announced Monday evening the return of the state of emergency and a curfew which will be ratified at the next Council of Ministers.
A decision justified by the "insufficient level of vaccination" and by the "strong pressure" of hospitals in these two territories.
The Martinique prefecture immediately decreed that this curfew would be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. with the return of a derogatory traffic certificate.
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- Prefect of Martinique (@ Prefet972) July 12, 2021
A few hours later, the prefect of Reunion, where the Beta variant (South African) is at the origin of a majority of the contaminations, confirmed the establishment of a curfew from Wednesday for at least three weeks.
📍 from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. from July 14 to August 4, 2021
Find here the temporary and permanent travel certificates during curfew hours.
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- Prefect of Reunion (@ Prefet974) July 13, 2021
“In one week, 1,450 new cases of Covid-19 were identified and 10 people died” enumerated the prefect Jacques Billant, according to whom “we paid the consequences of the exit from the state of health emergency of La France June 30 ”.
Already, the prefecture of Guadeloupe had announced Friday the reestablishment of "compelling reasons", that is to say reasons of a personal or family nature, emergency health or professional that cannot be postponed from the start of this week to travel between Guadeloupe and Martinique. This concerns "the movements of passengers aged 11 and over, who do not have a complete vaccination schedule", further specifies the prefecture.