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24/02/2020 10:21:20

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RTVC attacked
In a note of protest the National Association of Haitian Media (ANMH) and the Association of Independent Media of Haiti (AMIH) "condemn without reserve the violent attack perpetrated Sunday afternoon against the premises of Radio Television Caribbean (RTVC) by armed and hooded individuals."

Jackson Alexis, Secretary of State for Communication "condemns without reserve the attack on Radio Television Caraïbes in the afternoon of February 23 by armed individuals and wishes to emphasize that these acts are unacceptable and contrary to democratic ideals."

Radio Télévision Caraïbes condemns these acts perpetrated by individuals claiming to be part of the police movement. For RTVC these actions "cannot be the work of the police but of a sector, supporters of chaos and gagging of the press..." In protest, the station decided to suspend until further notice its broadcasts See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30102-haiti-flash-high-tension-at-champ-de-mars.html

The Carnival of Cap-Haitien suspended
"The Carnival is canceled until I have the guarantee that the parade is secure," said Marc Georges, President of the 350th Committee which oversees the 2020 Carnival Committee of Cap-Haitien.

Commercial activities slow
This Monday morning in Port-au-Prince and in the metropolitan area where fear has settled since the armed violence on Sunday at the Champ-de-mars https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30102-haiti-flash-high-tension-at-champ-de-mars.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30109-haiti-flash-clashes-in-champ-de-mars-at-least-a-dozen-victims-provisional-assessment.html commercial activities were operating at a slow pace, barricades of burning tires still blocking traffic in certain arteries of the capital.

BRH Honors 47 Years of Employee Service
Thursday, the Board of Directors of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti honored the oldest employee of the Bank, Mr Henri Volmar, who celebrates his 47 years in the financial institution.

Students make aware of universal accessibility
The Office of the Secretary of State for the Integration of People with Disabilities organized on February 17 and 18, 2020 at the Hotel Montana, a training session for students in Civil Engineering and Architecture of the Faculty of Sciences (SDS) from the State University of Haiti. Implemented in partnership with the "Christian Blind Mission" (CBM) and ECCEL, this training was held as a prelude to the introduction of a course in universal accessibility in the curriculum of future construction professionals at the FDS.

COVID-19 epidemic : Global report 24 February 2020
Monday February 24, 2020, the number of people infected worldwide with the Coronavirus COVID-19 (laboratory confirmed cases) now stands at 79,441, an increase of 618 cases but a slight decrease of 288 cases (-31.8 %) compared to the previous day, https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30101-haiti-news-zapping.html ; 2,620 deaths (+ 6.4%) or 158 cases more than the day before (2,462). Average mortality rate 3.3%. 25,148 people cured, i.e. 1,858 people (-10.4%) less than the day before (2,074).

To date, there are 2,291 confirmed infected people worldwide (+ 21.4%), ie 404 more cases.

24 deaths abroad since the start of the epidemic (early December 2019), i.e. 6 more than the previous day : 8 in Iran, 7 in South Korea, 1 in Taiwan, 1 in the Philippines, 2 in Hong Kong , 1 in Japan, 1 in France and 3 in Italy.

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