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Havana city eases further restrictions because Covid-19 setback

Havana, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) Havana city's authorities bet today on new measures to ease restrictions on recreation and services, aligned with the high vaccination rate and the reduction of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

Such information was released from the meeting of the Temporary Working Group to fight against the pandemic in Havana, in which Prime Minister Manuel Marrero participated.

At the encounter, authorities noted that the lifting of restrictions will be done gradually and in a responsible manner to avoid a resurgence of the pandemic and to make sustainable the reopening of services and other sectors of the economy in the territory.

Since September 24, the western provinces of Havana and Matanzas have reopened gastronomic and notary services.

That is accompanied by protocols including mandatory use of facemasks, physical distancing and natural ventilation in the chosen restaurants and cafeterias, as well as reservations through websites or via telephone.

Easing measures also covers trade, access to beaches and other public places and open-air cultural centers, but not discos and bars, while public parties and dances continue being prohibited.

As of next week, Havana’s two zoos will reopen their doors and other similar decisions are expected.


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