Cuba reinforces isolation measures in Havana against Covid-19

Havana - Cuban authorities are tightening social isolation in this capital to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

In that regard, the Provincial Defense Council (CDP) in Havana on Monday announced increased epidemiological surveillance in Cerro municipality, considering the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Havana Governor Reinaldo Garcia noted that these decisions are aimed at increasing isolation, according to the peculiarities of each zone, as well as raising the people's perception of risk.

Last week, the CDP established a prevention plan in El Carmelo People's Council, in Plaza de la Revolucion municipality, the first area where isolation was controlled.

Provincial Health Director Carlos Martinez explained that 94.1% of the population in that territory has been surveyed and the cases with respiratory symptoms are being treated; however, no new cases have been detected.

According to authorities, the CDP is weighing other actions in Diez de Octubre, Cotorro, Playa and Habana del Este municipalities.

For his part, the head of the Identification, Immigration and Foreigners Department of the Ministry of the Interior (MININT), Colonel Mario Mendez, assured that they are working to reduce the number of foreigners on Cuban territory.

Mendez underlined that starting at 24:00 hours on Tuesday, there will be no foreigners who have arrived less than 15 days ago, which is a big step to counter the spreading of Covid-19.

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