On the road to the airport on Wednesday, there is nothing lacking in decor on this most ordinary day. Motorcyclists continue as if everything is normal; tap-taps crowded with passengers, most of them without protective masks; pedestrians moving in all directions; a cacophony of horns, roar of engines and cries of merchants of boiled eggs and fig-banana.

The reopening of factories since Monday adds more to the paradoxical atmosphere of Port-au-Prince during the time of the coronavirus. Clusters of workers storm the entrance to SONAPI. Outside, barrier gestures such as wearing a mask or physical distance seem to be thrown into the background. Wearing the mask is more a fashion statement than a real concern for protection against the Covid-19. Some workers wear it under the chin, others put it under the nose, others wait until their arrival at the main entrance to put it on their face. At the main entrance as well as on the road leading to the various factories, physical distancing is not respected. All that matters is to cross the barrier and go as quickly as possible inside the factory. Read more https://lenouvelliste.com/article/215228/usines-et-marches-publics-au-temps-du-coronavirus

Samuel Louis is a young Haitian student that loves to write and learn. He’s passionate about people and culture and finds comfort in knowledge. As a writer for Haitian Times, he looks forward to opening his horizons about journalism, while doing what he loves.

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