As Stanislas Cazelles, prefect of Martinique announced yesterday (March 14, 2020), the measures announced by the Prime Minister for France will apply as of this evening. Martinique goes into stage 3 like all the Overseas.
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Public spaces not essential to the life of the country will be closed until further notice has just announced the Minister of Overseas Annick Girardin. A measure that applies from this evening. <p>Bars, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and nightclubs are therefore expected to close from midnight on Sunday. Food stores, pharmacies, banks, tobacconists or petrol stations may remain open.</p><blockquote><p>I ask you, as far as possible to limit your trips to what is strictly necessary.<br/>
– Annick Girardin Minister for Overseas March 15, 2020
She recalls the importance of remaining united while respecting barrier gestures and calls for citizenship.
Our overseas territories have not been spared by this pandemic, which has added to the dengue epidemic for some.
All the essential services for the life of our fellow citizens will remain open but I ask you, as far as possible to limit your trips to what is strictly necessary.
Health Minister Olivier Veran has just announced that 5,400 patients have tested positive in France and 120 people have died.