2020 coronavirus pandemic in Haiti

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Haiti
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationHaiti
Index casePort-au-Prince
Arrival date19 March 2020
(3 weeks)
Confirmed cases25[1][2]
Suspected cases270
Recovered0[2]
Deaths
1[2]
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Haiti in March 2020.

Background[edit]

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[3][4]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[5][6] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[7][5]

Timeline[edit]

On 19 March, the first two cases in the country were confirmed.[8] On 5 April, the country confirmed its first victim of COVID-19.[9] · [10]

Prevention[edit]

On 16 March, at midnight local time, Haiti's Prime Minister, Joseph Jouthe, announced a two-week suspension of flights from Europe, Canada, the Dominican Republic, and Latin America.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Centre de Documentation" (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Coronavirus Update (Live) - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info.
  3. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  6. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  7. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Haiti declares emergency over coronavirus, imposes curfew, shuts borders". Reuters. 19 March 2020. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Haiti reports its first coronavirus death". France24. 5 April 2020. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  10. ^ Rashid, Zaheena; Stepansky, Joseph (6 April 2020). "US braces for 'hardest week' in coronavirus fight: Live updates". Al Jazeera. Archived from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  11. ^ O'Hare, Maureen & Hardingham, Tamara (17 March 2020). "Coronavirus - Which countries have travel bans?". CNN. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.

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