After Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader said last week that illegal Haitian immigrants are not allowed to get vaccinated with the doses his country purchased, another official announced Haiti will get its own.
José Luis Soto, the director of communication of the Embassy of Haiti in the Dominican Republic, said Haiti will receive free Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the basis of economic criteria and difficulty to access.
He did not specify when Haiti will be receiving the vaccines, nor how illegal migrants are expected to be inoculated. Source
Lack of storage space behind ongoing fuel shortage, official says
Haiti is facing another gas shortage, and residents have begun lining up at gas stations again. The Minister of Economy and Finances said one root cause of the problem is that there is not enough space to store gas at the depot.
“Our level of storage does not go beyond 15 to 20 days of feeding,” Michel Patrick Boisvert said. “In addition, the depths of the ports do not allow them to receive high tonnage boats.”
Gas distribution was last short on Jan.4. Source
Opposition announces Jan. 15 protest route
A spokesperson for the National Democratic and Popular Sector, a government opposition group, announced plans for a Jan. 15 anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince via Twitter on Wednesday.
Andre Michel posted that the protesters will march through Champ-de-Mars, Lalue, Nazon, Carrefour Aéroport, Auto Route de Delmas, Delmas 32, Christ-Roi, Lalue and Champ-de-Mars.
Michel also said that the Haitian National Police has been notified.
Protests will take place in the Northern, Southern, Artibonite, Central, Nippes, Southeastern and Northeastern regions of Haiti as well, he said. Source
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