A man signaling someone to come as state employees are sanitizing the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Georges H. Rouzier for The Haitian Times
Sanitary employees and firefighters sanitizing the streets. Photo by Georges H. Rouzier

Haiti has not recorded a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus for the first time since the virus reached the country on March 19, officials said on Sunday. 

Patrick Dély, Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) Director of Epidemiology Laboratory and Research, was thrilled but he warned the population to be vigilant. 

“We have to stay cautious though,” Dély said. “Since the number of cases dropped in recent weeks, we expected a day without any confirmed cases, it is normal at this stage.”

Haiti has recorded 8,740 confirmed cases, 6,757 recoveries and 227 deaths. Source

Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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