Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Two new cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Haiti

Two new cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Haiti

Health authorities and the Secretary of State for Communication said on Thursday that there are two new coronavirus cases in the country. One was tested positive in the West department, bringing the number to 12 and the other in the Southeast section of Haiti, which now has four cases. The Ministry of Health informed that samples have been taken from 200 people, where 187 results are currently available. 169 cases are negative and 18 have been tested positive for covid-19. So far, no deaths have been caused by the pandemic according to health officials. Juno 7

World Bank grants $20 million to Haiti to fight Coronavirus

The Board of Directors of the World Bank announces that it approved, this Thursday, April 2, a donation of 20 million US dollars for the project “Haiti: Response to Covid-19”. “This project aims to respond to the threat posed by the COVID-19 epidemic by strengthening laboratory analysis capacities and patient care in Haiti,” the World Bank said in a press release. This donation is intended to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in Haiti through the containment, detection, and control of infections in health facilities as well as access to the best possible care for people who fall ill. These 20 million will also be used to improve laboratory analysis capacity and reduce the spread through contact identification of confirmed cases. Juno 7

Haitian companies ready to produce chloroquine for Coronavirus Treatment

Haitian companies could get involved in the production of chloroquine if the molecule is chosen for the treatment of coronavirus. Ralph Edmond, director of Pharmatrix, a Haitian pharmaceutical company, reveals that the Haitian authorities have contacted laboratories for the production of the molecule typically used for the treatment of malaria. The Pharmatrix and 4C laboratories produce chloroquine in syrup and tablet form for the government, which distributes them to the health system. Metropole Haiti

Covid-19, due to shortcomings in the Ministry of Health, the 100-year-old French Hospital of Haiti suspends its services

While the threat from Covid-19 is more than real, the French Hospital of Haiti, over 100 years old, announced Thursday that they’re forced to close their emergency and hospital services temporarily due to lack of equipment and protective equipment for its health personnel. The “painful” decision, said the hospital’s medical director, was made after experiencing panic at the hospital last week. A 70-year-old patient who presented to the hospital was diagnosed with pneumonia. The managers of this health institution called the national laboratory to come and screen the patient in order to determine whether it was ordinary pneumonia or linked to the coronavirus. Le Nouvelliste

Melchie Dumornay in the top Five young players in the world

Melchie Dumornay is becoming the new star in the list of young Grenadières. The Haitian striker, who made the heyday of AS Tigresse and left her mark in the national selection, has just earned her place among the five best young players under 20 in the world. The ranking “The 10  best wonders of women’s football” produced by the very prestigious sports newspaper Goal is published on April 1. Loop Haiti

Apr. 03, 2020

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