Martinique has announced a three-week curfew starting on Friday, due to a surge in cases of COVID-19.
The announcement came from the Island’s Prefect, Stanislas Cazelles,
Local reports say the curfew will be in place from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am.
According to the media reports, only business trips of a professional nature, urgent consultations and care or for compelling family reasons will be authorised during the curfew period.
In addition, catering establishments that receive the public in shopping malls will close, while consuming of drinks and food in shopping malls will be prohibited.
The new measures come as the French Caribbean territory recorded some 400 COVID-19 cases in the space of a week.
Martinique 1ere reported Tuesday that there had previously been relative stability in the number of cases.
And the publication said the Prefect has not ruled out stronger measures depending on how the COVID-19 situation unfolds.