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COVID-19: Ten people died in Haiti in one day for the first time

More than 10 people died of Covid-19 in Haiti in one day for the first time on Thursday as the country reports record-high numbers and the outbreak grows more severe by the day.

President Jovenel Moïse has imposed a nightly curfew and mask mandate as the country is going through a eight-day “health emergency” over an outbreak of COVID-19.

Dreamintv reported on Monday that the government will ban all outdoor activity from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Social distancing of at least 5 feet will be observed and Jovenel Moïse ordered public institutions to reduce staff by half.

Temperature checks and hand-washing stations are required in banks, schools, hospitals and markets as well.

Haiti hasn't begun to distribute vaccines to the general population yet, but will begin its vaccine program in June.

Haiti has seen 14,351 COVID-19 cases and 309 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to government statistics.

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention lists the country at a level three in its travel health lists.

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