Haiti – News : Zapping…
The Brazilian variant 60% more contagious
“Among the 2 new variants identified in Haiti (English “Alpha” and Brazilians “Gamma”), Dr William Pape Co-president of the Multisectoral Commission for the management of Covid-19 confirms that the Gamma variant is the most contagious compared to the strain that Haiti experienced at the start of the Epidemic. An English study published this week indicates a contamination rate 60% higher than that of the stem cell See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33967-haiti-covid-19-haiti-special-report-450.html
The rice seed project receives tillers
The rice seed project in Artibonite has started to receive tillers and accessories ordered and manufactured in Taiwan. With training for tiller operators, training for mechanical technicians and a credit system. The project is able to help farmers start their campaign more easily and these new machines will also allow the project to help and cooperate with more farmers.
Monitoring of the works of the Lafiteau substation
Wen-jiann KU, the Ambassador of Taiwan (Republic of China) in Haiti, visited the construction site of the Lafiteau substation to assess the progress of the work of the Power Grid Reinforcement Project in Haiti. He said he was satisfied and reminded the Taiwanese firm “Overseas Engineering & Construction Corp. LTDA. S.A” (OECC) in charge of the work, to respect the standards and sanitary measures.
DR : Towards new technical training opportunities for Haitians
The Ambassador of Haiti in the Dominican Republic Smith Augustin declared “In the company of the Vice-Minister Carlos Mendieta, I had a fruitful meeting with the rectorates of the most prestigious Dominican higher technical institutes, ITLA and ITSC, which announces new opportunities for our young compatriots and new agreements in progress in terms of technical training.”
New DG a.i at ONA
The statistician-economist Jemley Marc Jean Baptiste has been appointed, by presidential decree, Acting Director General of the National Old Age Insurance Office (ONA). He replaces in this post Me Chesnel Pierre, who died on May 22 as a result of Covid-19 https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-33790-icihaiti-obituary-death-of-the-director-general-of-ona.html
Covid : Public awareness campaign
The Ministry of Public Health continues to mobilize several professional teams such as communication agents and health workers to sensitize the population to the respect of barrier gestures and to the disinfection of various private and public establishments using sound trucks.