Haiti - News : Zapping...
During the night of Friday to Saturday, two security officers from the Société Nationale de Sécurité were shot dead by unidentified individuals who fled after stripping the two officers of their weapons.
COVID-19 and mayors in Haiti
On March 5, 2020, the Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr Marie Gréta Roy Clément met the Executive Committee of the National Federation of Haitian Mayors (FENAMH) around awareness-raising and community mobilization on the Coronavirus. Mayors have promised to be fully involved in raising public awareness on the prevention of the new coronavirus (COVID-19)
Jouthe describes his meeting with Ambassador Sison as constructive
"I had a constructive exchange with Michèle Sison [American Ambassador to Haiti]. Our two countries are historically linked by solidarity. Thus, we discussed the security climate, the priorities of my Government and above all the strengthening of this solidarity which binds our two countries," declared the new Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe. See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30208-haiti-news-zapping.html
The European Union will launch 5 projects
As part of International Women's Day celebrated each year on March 8, the European Union will launch, Monday, March 9, 5 new projects to support civil society to combat gender violence in Haiti.
PM Jouthe in the field
Friday, the new Prime Minister Jouthe visited the site intended for the construction of 600 modern housing for the benefit of the National Police, in order to assess the actions in progress. See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30182-haiti-politic-start-of-housing-construction-work-for-police-officers.html
COVID-19 epidemic : Global report March 8, 2020
Sunday March 8, 2020, the number of people who have been infected worldwide with the Coronavirus COVID-19 since the start of the epidemic (December 2019) rose to 106.375 (laboratory confirmed cases, official source) up 4,187 cases compared to the previous day, https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30208-haiti-news-zapping.html (including only 44 more cases in China). 60,013 people have been cured of COVID-19 (56.5%) since the start of the epidemic, 2,591 more than the day before. As of March 7, the number of infected people receiving care is 46,362. Since the start of the epidemic 3,594 people have died from COVID-19 (+2.95%), ie 103 more than the day before (3,491) for an average fatality rate of 3.28% (-0.14%) compared to the day before ( 3.42%)
To date, there are 25,680 confirmed cases outside China (+19.2%), or 4,143 cases more than the previous day, for a total of 103 countries (+4 countries compared to the previous day). Note that South Korea, Iran and Italy alone account for 19,019 cases (74.06% of all cases outside of China) and that 50 countries affected by COVID-19 have less than 10 cases reported.
485 deaths outside China have been reported to date since the start of the epidemic, 76 more than the day before: 233 in Italy, 145 in Iran, 50 in South Korea, 1 in Taiwan, 1 in the Philippines, 2 in Hong Kong, 6 in Japan, 11 in France, 10 in Spain, 4 in Australia. 1 Thailand, 4 in Iraq, 1 in Switzerland, 1 in Argentina, 2 in the United Kingdom, 1 in the Netherlands and 18 in the USA (433 confirmed cases + 28% compared to the previous day 338). Note that Italy, Iran and South Korea account for 88.25% of all deaths outside of China.
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