Haiti Confirms First Known Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case
Updated: Apr 4, 2020
President Jovenel Moise announced Haiti's first two cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday as his government adopted extraordinary measures to contain its spread.
"We have found the two first cases of coronavirus in our national territory," Moise said during an address televised on state media.
Schools, universities and vocational schools are set to close Friday until further notice and Moise ordered factories to suspend work. He additionally ordered borders closed, with the suspension of all commercial flights from Friday, along with closing all passenger points of entry.
The president called for calm, saying his government has "always committed to transparency when it comes to managing this pandemic."