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Curfew maintained in Martinique despite decrease

Following a continuous decline in the Covid-19 cases for three weeks, the prefect of Martinique announced the expected reduction in health measures. A gradual deconfinement is decreed with the maintenance of the curfew. However, bars, restaurants, and sports halls remain closed. These measures are to be reviewed in 15 days.

According to the prefect of Martinique, “we are beating the third peak of the coronavirus epidemic in Martinique, however, the indicators remain high and above the alert thresholds. In particular, the incidence rate is 98 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and therefore remains twice the alert threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.”

A few restrictions were removed and took effect today, Monday, May 10. As of today, traffic restrictions beyond 10km from home are removed, and it is no longer necessary to have a certificate of travel during the day.

However, the curfew is maintained from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., for at least 15 days.

Shops will be able to reopen with the gauge maintained at 8 m2 per customer, and the obligation to wear a mask. On the other hand, spaces leading to activities without masks such as sports halls, bars and restaurants remain closed. High schools and colleges resume their classes in full force.

A new ephemeral vaccination center will be open in Lorrain on May 20 and 21, as the prefect stressed that the fear citizens had must switch sides from the vaccine to COVID-19.

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