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Cuba denounces media blockade on COVID success

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Added 07 September 2020

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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)

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