SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – A complete shutdown of the country is coming, that is what Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said on Friday afternoon during a press briefing.
Jacobs said that everything related to a national shutdown is being planned, and that it is coming. A national decree has been prepared and sent to the Governor for his review and signature.
The prime minister pointed out that the measure was necessary in order to save lives and protect the people of Sint Maarten due to the increasing trend of COVID-19 positive cases and persons not staying at home or adhering to the other measures that have been preached and repeated week in and week out such as social distancing etc.
The prime minister will announce when the national decree related to a complete country shutdown will take effect.