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Haiti – FLASH : President Moïse declares a State of Emergency in Haiti

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Haiti – FLASH : President Moïse declares a State of Emergency in Haiti

23/05/2021 10:04:12

On Saturday 22 May in the evening, President Jovenel Moïse declared “I have just chaired, by videoconference, an extraordinary Council of Ministers. The Government declares a state of health emergency for 8 days. Today, more than ever, respect for barrier gestures is a necessity imposed on everyone.”

Following the Council of Ministers, wearing a mask is now compulsory in all public places and in all assemblies under penalty of sanction provided for by law.

The last published report from the Ministry of Public Health dated May 19, 2021 reports 108 new cases and 3 new deaths in 24 hours (13,843 confirmed cases and 283 deaths since the start of the pandemic)

Cases confirmed by department :


West: 9.849 (+67)


North: 859 (+8)


Center: 732 (+25)


Artibonite: 712 (+5)


Northeast: 385 (unchanged)


South-East: 308 (+1)


South: 302 (unchanged)


Northwest: 292 (unchanged)


Grand’Anse: 242 (+1)


Nippes: 162 (+1)

Distribution of confirmed cases by age :


0-9 years: 346


10-19 years: 608


20-29 years: 2,662


30-39 years: 3,815


40-49 years: 2,542


50-59 years: 1,685


60-69 years: 1,223


70-79 years: 659


80 years and over: 303

Cumulative deaths by department :


West: 133


North: 39


Center: 20


Artibonite: 39


North-East: 6


South-East: 9


South: 6


North-West: 13


Grand’Anse: 13


Nipples: 5

Distribution of deaths by age :


0-9 years: 9


10-19 years: 5


20-29 years: 15


30-39 years: 20


40-49 years: 38


50-59 years: 50


60-69 years: 57


70-79 years: 53


80 years and over: 36

Let’s recall that on May 14, the Ministry of Public Health informed the population of the presence on the national territory of two variants of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the Brazilian and English variant. On May 21, the Ministry confirmed a significant increase in the number of cases (739 confirmed cases during the 20 first day of May, a very significant increase compared to the first months of 2021.

Recommendations :


The Ministry of Health recommends to the population the scrupulous respect of barrier gestures, namely the systematic washing of hands, respect for physical distancing and the compulsory wearing of a mask.

Anyone with symptoms such as fever, persistent cough, body aches, anosmia (absence of odor), ageusia (absence of taste) or even chest pain, should refer to your doctor.

HL/ HaitiLibre