PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, June 4, 2020 (CMC) – Haiti continues to record high numbers of positive cases of the coronavirus, with the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country recording 281 cases, over the past 24 hours.
The Ministry of Public Health said, as a result, the country now has a total of 2, 507 cases of the virus, and reported three more deaths, bringing the total to 48, since the first case of the virus was detected, here, on March 19.
The number of active cases is now 2,435, with the Ministry of Public Health indicating that there were 5,562 suspected cases.
Meanwhile, the Director General of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), Rameau Normil, revealed that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, at least six police officers have died from the viral infection.
He said that the authorities would continue to provide medical and social services to police officers, as the country deals with the spread of the virus.
In addition, arrangements will be made, with technicians from the Ministry of Public Health, to disinfect certain spaces and buildings, in which police and administrative staff work, in order to considerably reduce the risk of contamination.
But Normil said that the police, and other workers, must continue to follow the various measures, aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus, including: hand washing, mandatory wearing of a mask and physical distancing.