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Haiti - FLASH : Alarming situation in the country, towards the extension of the state of health emergency
With the sharp rise in new Covid cases and deaths, Prime Minister Jospeh does not hesitate to call the situation alarming.
Note that from May 1 to 26, 2021 (latest data made available by the Ministry of Health), Haiti recorded 1,395 new cases and 52 deaths in 26 days https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33861-haiti-covid-19-new-increase-of-10-of-cases-in-24-hours-52-deaths-in-26-days.html , whereas the previous month from April 1 to 26, 2021 the Ministry of Health reported 2 deaths and 229 cases in 26 days...
Dr Lauré Adrien Director General of the Ministry informs that according to the data reported by the institutions and that collected by the Ministry, there is a strong upward trend in severe cases, complications and consequently deaths.
Cause of this sudden and intense rebound in Covid cases, Saint Luc hospital informed the population on Sunday May 31 that its acute respiratory infection treatment unit receiving Covid-19 cases had reached its saturation level and invited the population to go to other care centers.
For its part, the Ministry of National Education informs the educational community in general and the directors of schools, in particular, that it has been decided to prohibit graduation ceremonies until further notice, end-of-year celebrations and recreational days in all schools in the Republic.
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