The Dutch Caribbean Healthcare Insurance Office (ZVK) has taken knowledge of social media reports regarding possible cases of infection with the Covid-19 virus (also known as the Corona virus) in the overseas French departments in the Caribbean, St. Martin and Saint Barthélemy. The local health authorities have admitted 2 patients in isolation at the Louis Constant Flemming Hospital in Marigot, French Sint Maarten. The French authorities have confirmed the contamination and isolation of the persons concerned.
The Program Directorate Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport is following, together with the National Institute for Health and Environment (RIVM) all the developments in the Netherlands and St. Maarten in connection with this situation with due care. Insured persons of the ZVK will be kept informed of developments and possible consequences for their medical referrals to French Sint Maarten.
For the time being there is no reason not to allow these medical broadcasts to go ahead. Insured persons are asked to closely follow the information provided by healthcare authorities of their respective public entities.