Monday 05 October 2020 | 09:21:36 am.
Statement by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons. October 2, 2020.
Monday 05 October 2020 | 08:34:06 am.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted on Saturday in Twitter progress made by Cuba in developing a vaccine candidate against Covid-19, the so-called Soberana 01 (Soverign 01), which is in the phase of clinical trials.
The Head of State visited the Finlay Institute of Vaccines on Friday, where he received an update on Soberana 01, which is in the second stage of human trials and has demonstrated so far great safety, the Presidency assures in its web page.
Friday 20 March 2020 | 12:57:30 pm.
At Havana's José Martí International Airport, the flow of travelers continues to be normal, and no flights have been cancelled, to date. Surveillance measures, however, are being reinforced, based on the confirmation of Covid-19 cases in Cuba.
Friday 20 March 2020 | 12:47:12 pm.
In accordance with the measures adopted in the country to combat Covid-19, the Political Bureau decided to significantly modify the Party’s plan of national events and commemorations this year, to avoid promoting activities that involve large groups of people.
Saturday 14 March 2020 | 04:08:26 pm.
Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, urged the people to continue working and intensify measures the country is taking to tackle COVID-19, after the Ministry of Public Health confirmed its presence on the Caribbean island.
Heading the meeting that follows up on the implementation of the Plan for Prevention and Control of the disease, which is already present in 111 countries, the president urged to increase inquiry, to study completely the suspected and confirmed cases, and also all their contacts.
We have to keep providing daily information on what is happening with the disease in the country and clarify every doubt, we are trusted in the measures being taken, but we cannot relax our guard, the Cuban leader added.
In detailing the situation of the three Italian patients who tested positive for COVID-19, public health minister Jose Angel Portal explained they remain at Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) in good general condition.
In addition, all contacts they had from Havana, Cienfuegos and even Sancti Spiritus are being kept under control and remain asymptomatic, including the 149 passengers who arrived on the same flight.
Portal also reported the confirmation of a new case, this time a Cuban, who is also in good condition and of whom all the information will be officially given by the ministry of public health.
Cuba has organized epidemiological surveillance through active inquiry of travelers and patients with respiratory symptoms.
A total of 1,322 beds have already been made available in 11 hospitals and 824 in 10 isolation centers; the care process has been established in accordance with protocols in the hospitalization wards and intensive care units.
Thursday 12 March 2020 | 11:44:17 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 10 (ACN) Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel stressed today on Twitter the importance of everyone's participation in confronting the threat represented by the new coronavirus.
"This battle is won by everyone," the Cuban president tweeted, joining his tweet to a report published by Granma newspaper on the Mesa Redonda TV show broadcast last Monday, addressing prevention and control measures to be taken by the population.
The TV program was attended by Cuban PM Manuel Marrero, deputy PM Roberto Morales and Jose Angel Portal, minister of public health, who agreed that although no cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Cuba, prevention and control measures are being taken in view of their global and regional impact.
Explaining Cuba's strategy for the prevention and control of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, Marrero said the country has experience in dealing with all types of epidemics as part of the national health system and has trained all its personnel, taking into account the expansion in the world and international experiences.
For his part, Portal said that according to this context and the characteristics of the virus and the disease, there is a group of important messages for the population, which must be clear about how to protect themselves.
Wash your hands frequently using soap and water, rubbing them well to remove any dirt or traces of the virus, which is also susceptible to alcohol solutions and 0.1% sodium hypochlorite, Portal added.
Saturday 29 February 2020 | 01:12:41 pm.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel affirmed through social media that Cuba has morality and the right to be a member of the UN Human Rights Council.
Saturday 29 February 2020 | 01:02:21 pm.
Letsie III, King of Lesotho, will begin an official visit to Cuba this Saturday.
Wednesday 22 January 2020 | 01:05:11 pm.
The 4th International Conference on Child Protection" (Proinfancia 2020) will be held next May 13-15 at the Hotel Cubanacan Comodoro, in Havana.
Wednesday 22 January 2020 | 12:15:21 pm.
For the 16th consecutive time, the Cuban Hotel Nacional was awarded the World Travel Awards as the leading hotel on the Caribbean island, in a ceremony held Monday at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in the Bahamas.