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Cuban president praises progress of science against Covid-19Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Wednesday highlighted the progress made by science in the fight against Covid-19, after the announcement of Cuba's fifth vaccine candidate, Soberana 01-A, for people who are suffering from the disease.

Venezuelan Armed Forces prepare for military exercisesCaracas, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) are preparing today to carry out military maneuvers, with the participation of security organizations, to ensure the defense of the territorial integrity of Venezuela, military sources reported.

Spokesman considers new sanctions an interference in Russia's affairsMoscow, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The latest sanctions by the United States and the European Union (EU) against Russia individuals and organizations are an interference in the country's internal affairs, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated on Wednesday.

Dutch minister condemns attack on health centerAmsterdam, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Health of the Netherlands, Hugo de Jonge, today condemned the explosion of a bomb near a center for the diagnosis of Covid-19 in Bovenkarpsel (northwest).

Cuban Parliament ratifies support for the Sahrawi Arab RepublicHavana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Assembly of People's Power (Parliament) of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, ratified the country's position in support of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in a message released here today.

Cuba talks in France about advances of SARS-CoV-2 vaccinesParis, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to France, Elio Rodriguez, today shared with the local public his country's advances in the creation and production of vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and also talked about the reality of the island.

Restrictions in Brazil due to resurgence of Covid-19 in Sao PauloBrasilia, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The government of Sao Paulo state, the epicenter of Covid-19 in Brazil, will announce on Wednesday the red phase (only releasing essential activities) in response to the alarming numbers of contagions, hospitalizations and deaths due to the disease.

New 914 Covid-19 cases and five deaths confirmed in CubaHavana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba confirmed today 914 new cases with Covid-19 and the total number reached 52 thousand 501 diagnosed with this disease since March 11, 2020.

 Four other African countries receive Covid-19 vaccinesKinshasa, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Four other African countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Angola, Gambia and Kenya received the first supplies of anti-Covid-19 vaccines through Covax initiative, according to reports from the World Organization of the Health (WHO).

Syria signs 1,000 contracts to export leatherDamascus, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) About 1,000 contracts to export Syrian products were signed during the days of the International Fair of Shoes and Leather Products that recently closed in Damascus.

School closure hits Latin America and the CaribbeanPanama, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America and Caribbean region has been the hardest hit global area by school closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UNICEF regional director Jean Gough said.