129 deportees arrive in Haiti amid coronavirus concerns
Updated: Apr 30
A plane carrying 129 migrants who were deported from the U.S. landed on Thursday in port-au-Prince Airport Toussaint Louverture amid concerns that the second such flight this month could strain the country’s limited resources as it fights the COVID-19 disease.
Authorities whisked the group away in buses and took them to a hotel in the capital, where they joined more than 60 other recent deportees already serving a two-week quarantine.
Three of the migrants who arrived in early April have tested positive for COVID-19, although so far none in the group that departed San Antonio, Texas on Thursday has a temperature, said Jean Negot Bonheur Delva, director of Haiti’s migration office.
The newest group includes 50 children from ages ranging 5 to 15, he said.