• Today
    September 26

  • 11:53 PM

Cuba denounces media blockade on COVID success


Added 07 September 2020


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)

HAVANA – The government of Cuba denounced what it called a “media blockade” at the international level on the country’s success in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a message on Twitter, Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez said the scientists on the Spanish speaking communist island shared their advances with the world, showed protocols against the pandemic and results of vaccine candidate, however this was not reported.

Cuba is the only country in Latin America with a COVID-19 vaccine candidate in a clinical trial that has been approved by the World Health Organisation.

On Thursday, Cuban experts exposed advances in the vaccination for COVID-19, when they appeared before representatives of the Pan American Health Organisation.

In a videoconference also held with experts from Senegal, they widely shared details about medical protocols as well as Cuban biotechnology products. (CMC)


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Should the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) review the 2020 grades?