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.
Monday 06 January 2020 | 10:58:34 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 2 (ACN) Viengsay Valdés, prima ballerina of the Cuban National Ballet (BNC), was appointed director of that prestigious company by Cuban Minister of Culture Alpidio Alonso.
The appointment took place this Wednesday at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, in the presence of the artistic cast and media invited, highlights today on the front page of the Juventud Rebelde newspaper.
Since January 22, 2019, Valdés was the deputy artistic director of the BNC, then directed by the prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso (1920-2019), who died last October 17.
The newspaper recognizes Viengsay Valdés as one of the top figures of Cuban ballet today, who has taken her art to stages on five continents, thanks to commitments to the BNC and numerous invitations to galas of world stars and international festivals, where she has been acclaimed for her virtuosity.
Monday 06 January 2020 | 10:56:20 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 3 (ACN) - Nelson Del Castillo, secretary general of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (FELAP by its Spanish acronym), recognized today the Cuban exemplary capacity of resistance as a leader for the people, 61 years after the triumph of the Revolution.
Del Castillo said that in midst of the imperialist and allied attack, the Cuban Revolution remains an example for the people who struggle and resist hopefully in building a dignified future for humanity, Prensa Latina reported.
He added that the FELAP leadership, headed by its president, Juan Carlos Camaño, congratulates the Cuban people and, in particular, its journalists on this anniversary of the Revolution led by Fidel Castro, an honorary member by right of that organization.
The leader stressed the unbreakable bond between FELAP, since its foundation in June 1976, and Cuban journalists, who, he stated, have contributed to the strengthening of the organization.
Del Castillo affirmed that the Cuban people and journalists have and will always have in the FELAP an organization in full solidarity with their struggle against imperialist aggression, aimed at choking with the illegal blockade forced by the US almost six decades ago, the aspirations not only of Cubans, but of mankind.
Journalists, regardless of the geographical region, have the responsibility to spread the truth in order to dismantle the lies used to suppress the people's desire for freedom and justice, he concluded.