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"The activities of the textile sector are suspended until April 3, 2020" https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30321-haiti-politic-prime-minister-jouthe-takes-stock-of-the-situation.html , my Government is considering paying a partial leave corresponding to half the workers' wages. The workers must stay at home. At the appropriate time, they will be invited to report to their respective workplaces to receive half their salary," said Prime Minister Jouthe Joseph. Note that 55,647 employees https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30053-haiti-economy-the-textile-sector-has-lost-nearly-3-000-jobs.html are affected by the closure of factories textiles in Haiti
Words of solidarity from the PM
"I support all brotherly countries, particularly Italy, in this fight to contain the spread of Covid-19. I remain convinced that only solidarity between peoples can help us fight this pandemic," declared Prime Minister Jouthe Joseph. Recall that Italy with 46,638 active cases and 5,476 deaths is the most contaminated country in the world just ahead of the USA https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30344-haiti-covid-19-daily-bulletin-march-23-2020.html
Construction of the Lycée Sténio Vincent
Japanese Ambassador Mitsuaki Mizuno recently visited the Lycée Sténio Vincent in Cerca-la-Source. The construction of this high school was possible thanks to funding from the Japanese government through the KR funds made available to the Haitian government through BMPAD. The Ambassador welcomed the progress of the work and also assessed the need to support the construction of the fence wall to secure this building. Note that more than 550 students already attend this high school in his morning shift.
Diaspora : Postponement of the FEDHE General Assembly
Due to Covid-19 the executive office of the Federation of the Haitian Diaspora in Europe (FEDHE) in agreement with the Election Commission, decided to postpone its General Assembly to a later date.
Advice from the Petit-Goâve Bar:
Faced with the risk of the spread of coronavirus or Covid 19, the bar of the jurisdiction of Petit-Goâve invites the Haitian people to be cautious and to respect all the instructions formulated by the health and government authorities "We must not give in to panic nor fear. It is everyone's responsibility to behave responsibly to avoid falling prey to Covid 19."
Chancellor Vargas tested positive
In response to the confirmation that the Dominican Chancellor Miguel Vargas Maldonado had tested positive for Covid-19, his Haitian counterpart Claude Joseph declared "On behalf of the President of the Republic, HE Mr. Jovenel Moïse, on behalf of the Haitian Government, I formulate wishes of solidarity and speedy recovery [...] I am convinced of its certain victory over the Coronavirus with the care and support of those close to him."