Haiti passes 5,000 cases of coronavirus
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC –Haiti has passed 5,200 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) during the past three months as the country registered 134 new cases over the past 24 hours.
The Ministry of Public Health, in its daily bulletin, said that while there are no new deaths, the number of people killed by the virus, which was first detected on March 19, stood at 88.
It said 5, 211 people have been infected with the virus that has killed 467,000 people and infected nearly nine million others worldwide since it was first detected in China last December.
The Ministry said there are now 5,099 active cases and that the number of suspected cases investigated since March 19 is 10,662, an increase of 284 over the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Claude Joseph, said that nationals wishing to return to the country must comply with measures taken by the Haitian health authorities, the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization.
The authorities said that the passports of persons will be kept by immigration authorities during the 15 day quarantine period and that no prior government authorisation is required to board a passenger on a flight to Haiti.
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