Society / Covid-19: a curfew put in place in Sint Maarten


A curfew was put in place in Sint Maarten over the weekend. Nightlife and entertainment establishments now close their doors at 23 p.m. for the next 15 days.

Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA) Minister Omar Ottley held a meeting with club business owners, beach bar owners, directors and managers in Sint Maarten.

The purpose of the meeting was to ensure a safe environment for customers and to avoid COVID clusters within the respective facility. Minister Ottley wanted the parties to understand the seriousness of COVID-19 and give them time to establish the protocols to move forward. “I will continue to say that we must work together to get through this pandemic,” said Minister Ottley.

All parties have recognized and emphasized the need to take measures to regulate business operations in a safe and responsible manner, in order to maintain the safety of public health. It was agreed that a curfew at 23:8 p.m. would come into effect on Sunday August 2 for a period of two (XNUMX) weeks. During this time, arrangements may be made to set up systems similar to the Health Pass, via an application and QR codes. “Minister Ottley urges the public to remain cautious and patient as he prioritizes the health of the community by reducing the hours of nightlife. If you have not been vaccinated, remember to do it for your safety and that of those close to you, ”the press release reported.

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