The government announced Saturday evening July 24 the rapid return of the state of health emergency in the West Indian islands of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy, due to a "
and a "
sharp increase. and rapid dissemination
”of the Covid.
The Senate voted for a government amendment to this effect, during the examination of the health bill.
The state of emergency, once put back in place, would be "
applicable until September 30,
" says the text.
Deputy Minister Brigitte Bourguignon underlined the high hospitalization figures in Saint-Martin compared to the capacities of the territory and the “
low vaccination rate
” against Covid-19.
The amendment also leaves the possibility of a return of the state of health emergency in Mayotte "
before August 30
" and until September 30.
A "very strong epidemic recovery"
At this stage, the "
health situation is under control
" but "
the degradation of the regional environment leads us to be vigilant
", indicated Mrs. Bourguignon, mentioning the "
very strong epidemic recovery
" in South Africa and the “
Particularly worrying situation
” in Reunion Island, close to Mayotte.
The state of health emergency is an exceptional regime that gives the authorities increased possibilities for restrictions on movement, restrictions on exits and gatherings.