(SNO) – St. Maarten on Tuesday reported it first case of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs announced that the patient recently returned from the United Kingdom to the island.
He is presently in quarantine.
She explained that testing for the virus was done in Guadeloupe.
The prime minister also announced that schools will be closed for two weeks beginning March 18.
All non-essential services will be shut down to mitigate the spread of the virus.