09 April 2020 – Deployed navy ship to assist Caribbean Netherlands

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Public services
Sectors Involved: Health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Dutch Government has deployed a navy ship for three months to help authorities in the Caribbean Netherlands respond to COVID-19. It is intended to provide support towards the transport of essential food, equipment and personnel; as well as assist maritime border surveillance and local healthcare. A hurricane emergency response kit is also on board.

France and the United Kingdom also have a naval vessel in the area. A coordination centre has been set up with these countries in Martinique to cooperate where necessary.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/09/marineschip-zr.ms.-karel-doorman-schiet-caribisch-gebied-te-hulp