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Haiti-COVID-19 Border Monitoring Bimonthly Situation Report No. 24 as of 4 October 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak first reported in the People’s Republic of China in late 2019 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisa-tion (WHO) on 11 March 2020. As of 4 October, approximately 34,804,000 confirmed cases had been reported in 213 countries, areas or territories according to WHO and the neighboring country Dominican Republic already reported that 115,054 individuals tested positive to the virus with 2,144 who have died from the disease. On 20 March, the first two cases were confirmed in Haiti and the country remains at high risk of rapid contagion given the weak health system, the proximity and porous border with Dominican Republic and the limited exter-nal connections now possible. In response, the Government of Haiti has communicated many important instructions to minimize the spread of the disease, particularly: closure of schools and factories, closure of airports and ports to passengers, banning of meetings of more than 10 people, nationwide curfew between 20:00 and 5:00 and plea for social distancing guidelines to be respected. Some of these restrictions were lifted or modified by the Haitian government as of 30 June 2020. At present, 8,838 cases of infection, 229 deaths and 7,013 recoveries have been confirmed in Haiti.

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Organisation(s): 
Organisation internationale pour les migrations
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Date de publication initiale: 
19 oct 2020
Type de document: 
Rapport de Situation