Health risks outweighs the financial benefits from carnival, says Christian Council. | SMN NEWS

PHILIPSBURG:— The St. Maarten/St. Martin Christian Council takes note, much to its dismay, of the recent decision by Government and the SCDF to host carnival 2021. While this annual cultural event has much-needed revenue capacity and can be a de-stressor for some, the health risk far outweighs those benefits and the public’s health must be the nation’s top priority.
With a new variant/strain of the virus in Aruba and a suspected case as close as Martinique which is fifty percent more contagious than the first, now is not the time to relax our protocols and endanger the population with reckless ...

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