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Haiti - News : Zapping...
Late Thursday night, 2 doctors (an obstetrician and a pediatrician) working at Saint-Nicolas de Saint-Marc hospital (Artibonite) were kidnapped in the commune of Delmas by unidentified armed individuals.
Theft of solar panels from Gonaïves hospital
18 solar panels from Gonaïves hospital were stolen. At least 8 people are in police custody including the brother and the driver of Dr. Jude Renelique Administrator of the hospital.
500 young people trained in COVID-19
Edwin Charles, the Minister of Youth has announced that 500 young school crossing guards will receive training as trainers on the measures to be taken in response to the Covid-19. Their mission will be to train young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods on how to prevent the spread in the event of the presence of Coronavirus. Note that there are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Haiti.
Aid to Haitians incarcerated in the USA
The Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta had this Thursday, February 27, 2020, a fruitful meeting with the prison authorities of Abertville and Guntersville (Georgia). The Consulate took advantage of this meeting to obtain information on the situation of Haitians in prison in these jurisdictions. The Consulate intends to provide assistance to fellow incarcerated people and to the entire Haitian community in these areas.
Informal Inter-Haitian Dialogue
Suspended on February 14, the inter-Haitian dialogue for a resolution of the crisis has still not officially resumed. However, it is said in generally well-informed circles that informal discussions would continue around the formation of a new government.
COVID-19 epidemic : World assessment March 1, 2020
Sunday March 1, 2020, the number of people infected worldwide with the Coronavirus COVID-19 (laboratory confirmed cases, official source) amounted to 86,986, an increase of 1,580 cases (-6.3%) compared to the previous day (1,686 ), https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30150-haiti-news-zapping.html ; 2,979 deaths (+1.9%) or 55 more than the day before (2,924). Average mortality rate 3.4%. 42,372 people healed, 2,782 more than the day before.
To date, outside of China, there have been 7,160 cases of confirmed infected persons (+16.3%), ie 1,005 more cases than the previous day, in a total of 63 countries (+3 countries compared to the previous day). Note that South Korea alone has 3,526 cases (49.2% of all cases outside China)
100 deaths outside China have been reported to date since the start of the epidemic (December 2019), 17 more than the previous day: 43 in Iran, 17 in Korea from the South, 1 in Taiwan, 1 in the Philippines, 2 in Hong Kong, 5 in Japan, 2 in France and 29 in Italy. 1 Australia. 1 Thailand, 1 USA.
There are no cases of COVID-19 in Haiti or the Dominican Republic.