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Cuba: Matanzas moves to recovery period, Havana advancing

Covid matanzasThe COVID-19 prevention and control task force, during its daily meeting led by President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, yesterday approved the opening of the recovery period’s first phase in the province of Matanzas, leaving only Havana working to make the transition, while 91.4% of COVID-19 patients in Cuba have recuperated.

As detailed by the Prime Minister, the decision is effective today, June 23, in all Matanzas municipalities, joining the 14 other territories that are gradually moving toward a new normal.

Havana authorities reported that arduous efforts continue to control the epidemic and move toward recovery, with Deputy Governor Yanet Hernández Pérez indicating that, yesterday in the capital, 1,533 PCR tests were administered, with only three positive for the coronavirus, all with identified origin of infection.

A total of 108 COVID-19 patients remain hospitalized in the city, a figure that has been decreasing over the last few days. The incidence rate of positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants is also declining, and stood at 5.43 yesterday.

Prime Minister Marrero, on behalf of the Council of Ministers, called on the people of Havana to maintain their efforts, so the capital can move into the recovery period, with the rest of the country.

The governors of Cienfuegos and Sancti Spíritus reported their experiences this past week in the recovery process, which is proceeding positively, they stated, specifying that many activities have been resumed, with some restrictions and all sanitary precautions, including public transportation, suspended hospital services, legal aid, restaurants, popular camping, childcare centers, swimming pools, and access to beaches.

(Source: Granma)

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