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Cuban government spares no expense to fight against Covid-19

Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban government spares no expense to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and the recovery after disaster events, reaffirmed today the Minister of Finance and Prices, Meisi Bolaños.

On her official Twitter account, she informed that, in view of the health emergency, over 4.3 billion pesos (over 170 million dollars) had been spent by the end of May.

‘Even in these difficult times, the government foresees a reserve for recovery from disaster events, which includes meteorological ones,’ she tweeted.

On another tweet, Bolaños referred there are over 1,400 processing offices ready in the country to attend the damages to population homes due to the passage of tropical storm Elsa through the national territory.

Elsa storm entered the southern coast of the western province of Matanzas on Monday afternoon, it is heading northwest, and it exited to the sea through an area between the provinces of Mayabeque and Havana, today.

Cuba’s Prime Minister Manuel Marrero exhorted on Tuesday to protect people’s lives first and foremost, and stressed the importance of also guaranteeing the safety of material resources.

Amid the tightening of the US economic blockade against Cuba, and the international crisis ‘we cannot afford to lose anything,’ he emphasized.

Likewise, the PM added that protection against the tropical storm cannot mean neglecting the defense against Covid-19, which currently maintains a high level of transmission in the Cuban population and only on Tuesday there was a report of 3,075 new Covid-19 cases.