Dialysis patients from St. Eustatius and Saba left St. Maarten on board an EZ Air aircraft bound for Curacao on Sunday, August 16. Because there are no dialysis machines in Statia and Saba, patients were flown to St. Maarten three times per week for treatment before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
With the increasing numbers of COVID-19 in St. Maarten, the situation was no longer deemed safe for dialysis patients.
These persons have now been transferred to Curacao, where there is no local transmission of COVID-19 at this moment.
The Daily Herald.