A scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (blue) infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (red), also known as novel coronavirus, isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, (Reuters)
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HAVANA – The authorities in Cuba announced that new measures will be implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 across the island.
The decision was made following reports of more cases in some provinces in east central Cuba last week.
In response to the report, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero called on the health authorizes to work quickly to identify the COVID-19 contagion chains and prevent the spread of the disease in the country.
With the objective of eliminating the virus, Havana authorities announced a package of measures that reinforces the fight against coronavirus in the most affected territory.
Among the provisions to come into force as of September 1 are that mobility of people will be restricted from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. (local time).
These provisions include state and private transportation. Interprovincial trips will be suspended, except cargo vehicles, especially food.
Control at the 12 access points to the capital will be strengthened, as part of the measures to restrict entry/exit to the city.
In addition, work visits to the provinces by domestic companies and institutions, will be suspended for 15 days.
To date, the Spanish speaking communist island has had just under 4 000 cases of COVID-19 and 94 deaths. (CMC)