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Cuban doctor calls to reinforce children's careHavana, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Lisset Lopez, head of Cuba's national pediatrics group, on Friday reiterated the need to reinforce the care of children against Covid-19 and other diseases such as dengue.

Cuba maintains high Covid-19 figuresHavana, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities on Friday reported 7,639 new Covid-19 cases and 82 deaths, figures that compared to previous days show a slight improvement but they continue to be high.

Algeria supports Syria's return to the Arab LeagueAlgiers, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The return of Syria to the Arab League (AL) is fundamental for the preparations of the next summit of this regional organization, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said in statement circulated on Friday.

Cuba asks for extreme health care as Ida storm nearsHavana, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Public Health of Cuba, José Ángel Portal, today called for extreme health care against Covid-19, especially in western provinces where the tropical storm is expected to pass in the next few hours.

Vietnam: Over 400 thousand cases and 10 thousand deaths from Covid19Hanoi, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam today reported a daily maximum of 17,409 cases of Covid-19 and 356 deaths, which raised the respective accumulated figures to 410,366 and 10,053.

Díaz-Canel spoke about social projects in the Cuban communityHavana, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, spoke today with citizens of the neighborhood of Los Sitios, in the capital's municipality of Centro Habana, and visited local projects with socio-cultural impact.

Bolsonaro invites everyone in Brazil to buy a rifleBrasilia, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Without considering the consequences, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday encouraged everyone in Brazil to buy a rifle, in a meeting with supporters outside the Alvorada Palace, the official residence.

Covid-19 has worsened inequalities in Chilean societySantiago de Chile, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The huge gap between social classes, which is typical in neoliberal Chile, has further widened during the Covid-19 pandemic, so the richest have become richer and the poorest have become poorer.

Cyclonic alarm phase decreed for western CubaHavana, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The General Staff of Cuba's Civil Defense on Friday decreed the alarm phase for the western Cuban provinces and Isla de la Juventud special municipality, in view of the imminent passage of Tropical Storm Ida.

Russia ready to cooperate with countries to solve Afghan crisisMoscow, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that his country is willing to cooperate with all nations to solve the situation in Afghanistan.

No children injured by fire and blasts at Kazakh military facilityNursultan, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan informed on Friday that no children have been injured in the fire and subsequent blasts in the warehouse of a military unit in Zhambyl region.