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Haiti - FLASH : Haitians returning from the USA do not need (temporarily) Covid-19 test
02/07/2020 11:28:55

Haiti - FLASH : Haitians returning from the USA do not need (temporarily) Covid-19 test
For this first day, 4 flights were scheduled, 3 from the United States and 1 from the Dominican Republic, according to the airport authorities said Prime Minister Jouthe who wanted to emphasize that for the next 15 days the Haitians of returning from the United States "will not have to submit a test for Covid-19," adding "after these 15 days, a circular will request the test of the Covid-19 [...]"

For her part Marie Gréta Roy Clément, the Minister of Public Health clarified "All the people who have to return home will have to undergo a quarantine at home. The epidemiology service will keep in touch with these people to monitor them."

Responding to the media about fears of introduction of imported Covid-19 cases, Jouthe replied, "[...] Of course, the fears are there and are for all countries [...] we are even more afraid of the situation in Florida where the cases explode and where a large Haitian community lives [...] This is why we ask the passengers to go into home quarantine. If the person shows symptoms, he will be taken in charge by the Ministry of Public Health [...]"

The arrival of the first flights caused a lot of joy in Haiti after the interruption of commercial flights for 3 months, just like with our Dominican neighbors where 15 airlines have already scheduled 600 flights for the month of July alone.

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