The Haitian authorities have strengthened sanitary control in the country’s prisons after identifying prisoners with symptoms resembling the disease a new type of coronavirus, according to local news portal Alter Presse.

According to him, in correctional institutions have been strengthened sanitary-epidemiological safety to contain the spread of the infection among prisoners. It is noted that in a prison in the town of Jacmel on the southern coast of the country since the beginning of the outbreak COVID-19 prohibited all visits. Despite the restrictive measures, the 133 of 509 in the correctional institution, inmates experience the symptoms that happen when infected with coronavirus. In particular, we are talking about heat and headaches.

Last week President Jovenal of my extended for two months the state of emergency and said about the duties of citizens to wear masks in public places.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest world health organization, worldwide there were almost 5.5 million cases of illness, died nearly 350 thousand people.