Emergency Medical Service staff arrive to airport in Pointe-à-Pitre to help Guadeloupe stretched medical teams

Guadeloupe hospital says emergency rooms are saturated as Covid cases rise

"We will put patients in operating rooms," explains Marc Valette, head of the intensive care unit at a Guadeloupe hospital as emergency rooms are saturated with patients suffering from Covid-19. Despite reinforcements from France, the island lacks beds and "there are patients who deserve, who should be in intensive care beds."

"We will put patients in operating rooms," explains Marc Valette, head of the intensive care unit at a Guadeloupe hospital as emergency rooms are saturated with patients suffering from Covid-19. Despite reinforcements from France, the island lacks beds and "there are patients who deserve, who should be in intensive care beds."

A fourth wave of Covid-19 cases has forced the usually bustling Marina Bas-du-Fort marina in the French overseas territory of Guadeloupe to close its restaurants as the island sees sky-rocketing virus cases and hospitalisations amid vaccination rates that are much lower than on the mainland.