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Haitian president says wearing a mask is indispensable

Covid-19 is gaining ground in Haiti. The wearing of  masks by the whole population seems to be the measure prioritized by the government to limit the spread of the disease in the country. For the President of the Republic, wearing a mask is essential. Jovenel Moïse has announced the distribution of three million masks, notably in public markets.

“Wearing a mask is very important, not to say essential today. Many countries have experienced it and it has worked well, “said the President on Monday in an address to the nation. He asked Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe to proceed with the distribution of masks in order, he said, to see this Wednesday, April 15, people wearing masks throughout the territory.Jovenel Moïse, who did not specify if the masks are already available, said that the multisectoral commission co-chaired by Drs Jean William Pape and Lauré Adrien has three million masks, 13,000 gowns for medical staff and more five thousand gallons of alcohol-based solution.

Read more. https://lenouvelliste.com/article/214843/le-port-du-masque-est-indispensable-aujourdhui-selon-jovenel-moise

Covid-19 at the Mirebalais University Hospital: between managing the present and fear of the future

Le Nouvelliste reports that  less than 12 patients infected with Covid-19 have benefited from health care at the Mirebalais University Hospital since March 19, 2020. This tertiary hospital, which has about twenty beds to handle cases of Covid-19 in Haiti is currently experimenting with a disease that, 6 months ago, did not exist in the medical literature. Read more. https://lenouvelliste.com/article/214854/le-covid-19-a-lhopital-universitaire-de-mirebalais-entre-gestion-du-present-et-crainte-de-lavenir

Haiti’s public works minister fears widespread spread of covid 19

Radio Metrople report that Public Works minister, Joiséus Nader, said that the country will adopt strong measures to enforce the the state of emergency. Nader, an engineer, fears a large spread of covid 19 because many Haitians don’t believe that the coronavirus is real. 

The Minister is particularly concerned about the continuation of rara’s activities and the public markets. The minister said that drastic measures will be taken if people insists on large gathering.

Read more. 

http://www.metropolehaiti.com/metropole/full_une_fr.php?id=33521

Radio Metrople report that Public Works minister, Joiséus Nader, said that the country will adopt strong measures to enforce the the state of emergency. Nader, an engineer, fears a large spread of covid 19 because many Haitians don’t believe that the coronavirus is real. 

The Minister is particularly concerned about the continuation of rara’s activities and the public markets. The minister said that drastic measures will be taken if people insists on large gathering.

Read more. 

http://www.metropolehaiti.com/metropole/full_une_fr.php?id=33521

Haiti Court Closed Due to Covid-19

Juno7 said that a legal practitioner at the peace court of the North section of Port-au-Prince tested positive for covid 19, according to the associations of magistrates in the country. Read more. https://www.juno7.ht/covid-19-fermeture-du-tribunal-de-paix-de-pap/

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Apr. 15, 2020

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