COVID-19, new measures and government visits mark a week in Cuba

HAVANA, Jan 9 – Cuba’s media week was marked by the entry into force of new measures to increase epidemiological surveillance at borders, the recovery in COVID-19 cases and government visits.

On January 5, the Caribbean nation began to advance Tighter controls at border entrances Given the increasing trend of COVID-19 positive cases and sequencing in 11 counties of the Omicron variant.

Among the actions, the obligation to submit a negative PCR result, carried out a maximum of 72 hours before the flight, as well as the full vaccination schedule, stands out.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, travelers from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi and Eswatini must undergo a mandatory eight-day quarantine in a designated hotel.

Cruise and pleasure boat passengers will present an international vaccination certificate.

In the national territory, it is proposed to admit all travelers with the disease to health institutions, as well as to isolate contacts in authorized centers or at home, provided that the necessary conditions are met and compliance with this measure is ensured.

The Cuban government called for discipline, individual responsibility and proper implementation of health protocols in light of the increasing trend in cases.

In a meeting with the country’s scientists, the dean of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Havana, Raúl Genovart, confirmed that the Antilles is entering a new growth phase, with a greater spread in the West.

Meanwhile, Cuba continues to take the booster dose and authorities are assuring that by February all vaccinated populations should be immunized with this application.

The head of state, Miguel Diaz-Canel, said the nation is facing this revival in different circumstances than its predecessor and stressed that 20 percent of the population already has their stimulant dose.

“We do not have to go back to another moment’s procedures because we have better immunization rates, but we must maintain hygiene measures and the requirements to comply with our protocols,” he stressed.

Diaz-Canel considered that the island could overcome this regrowth, “which will allow us to move forward in solving the complex economic and social problems of the country.”

During this week The president also visited the province of Ciego de Avila He interacted with residents of a society vulnerable to transformation and urged them to increase popular participation in the process.

After visiting other points of social and economic importance in the territory, he moved to Camaguey (in the center) to preside over Balance Association of the Communist Party of Cuba in the municipality of the same name.

At that meeting, he stressed the importance of the organization’s political and ideological work and highlighted lessons learned from the Antillean nation in 2021.

On the other hand, this week Different generations of Cubans have reissued the Caravan of FreedomLed by Fidel Castro and members of the Rebel Army in 1959 to celebrate with the people the victory of the revolutionary victory.

The more than 1,000-kilometre route from Santiago de Cuba to Havana was marked by political and cultural events across the country honoring heroes and honoring outstanding workers. (Text and image: PL)


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