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Cuba reinforces measures against Covid-19 in complex settings

Havana, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday called to reinforce the measures in force against Covid-19 in the western province of Pinar del Rio, one of the regions most affected by the pandemic.

During a government visit to the territory, the president urged to reduce formalities to a minimum, limit public transportation, close streets at night and increase telework.

He also called for better arrangement of commerce, better protection of the elderly and children, and a review of isolation protocols for suspected cases and contacts, one of the nation’s most successful strategies in the face of the pandemic.

‘Failure to comply with the measures to fight Covid-19 cannot be allowed. With the approach of Hurricane Elsa, we must be even stricter,’ the head of State stressed in an analysis with authorities from Cuba’s westernmost territory.

In that sense, he called to form two work teams with a single command to face what he described as a tense moment, according to the Twitter account of the Presidency.

Meanwhile, Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero stressed the need to decentralize plans to fight the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

‘We have to leave routine aside, and move on to a higher moment of combat,’ he highlighted.