~ A total shutdown needed in order for St. Maarten to manage this pandemic.~
PHILIPSBURG:— St. Maarten has recorded its second COVID-19 related case. SMN News understands that a COVID-19 patient passed away just after 3 pm on Thursday. Sources say the patient is a 47-year-old male.
SMN News learned that the fact the patient was not able to have visitors due to the restrictions in place, some staff members at SMMC were visibly shaken.
SMMC is already struggling to keeps its workforce on duty as nurses and doctors are already panicking with the COVID-19 outbreak and