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Covid-19: Cuban sports events with international participation postponed

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Among efforts to prevent and confront Covid-19, the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder) has decided to postpone events with international participation scheduled in Cuba until at least April 30. Inder has also limited, as much as possible, the number of delegations traveling abroad, focusing on events directly linked to the Olympic and Paralympic qualification processes, as long as they are supported by their respective international federations and conditions in the host nation are favorable.

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Cuba on guard to prevent spreading of new coronavirus

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Led by President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, another meeting took place yesterday afternoon to review the Covid-19 situation, where Minister of Public Health José Ángel Portal Miranda confirmed a fifth case of the virus in Cuba. According to the minister, a Cuban patient, 63 years of age, resident in the Havana municipality of Diez de Octubre, who returned to the island from Spain on March 8.

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Cuban international medical brigades focused on solidarity and caution

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For those who love their family members and their compatriots, the spreading Covid-19 pandemic is cause for alarm, given the risk faced by the more than 28,000 Cuban health workers serving on missions around the world. But it seems that their solidarity and internationalist vocation has been, thus far, a moral repellent. According to information provided by Dr. Jorge Hidalgo Bustillo, director of the Central Unit for Medical Collaboration (UCCM), all 28,268 members of Cuba’s medical brigades working in 61countries.

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Cuba will accept British cruise ship MS Braemar

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On March 13, the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland requested that Cuban authorities allow the Fred Olsen cruise line’s MS Braemar to dock in a Cuban port with a small number of travelers with the new coronavirus (SARS CoV 2/Covid-19), and assist in their repatriation by air. In conjunction with British authorities, arrangements have been made, once the travelers arrive, for their safe and immediate return to the United Kingdom on charter flights.

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Cuba will accept and assist travelers on British cruise ship MS Braemar

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On March 13, the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland requested that Cuban authorities allow the Fred Olsen cruise line’s MS Braemar to dock in a Cuban port with a small number of travelers with the new coronavirus (SARS CoV 2/Covid-19), and assist in their repatriation by air. In conjunction with British authorities, arrangements have been made, once the travelers arrive, for their safe and immediate return to the United Kingdom on charter flights.

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Facing the cultural war with intelligence, honesty and courage

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Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic, attested to the strength that being supported by culture means for the Cuban Revolution, and the joy felt upon feeling it in song, sketches, photography and films with our very own poetics, during the Ministry of Culture’s 2019 annual review, held in the theater at the Museum of Fine Arts’ Cuban Art building, March 10. He called for efforts to combat the philosophical war being waged against Cuba using our culture, our history and our values, “with intelligence, honesty and courage.”

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No Covid-19 in Cuba yet, as preventative measures and preparation continue

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The effectiveness of measures Cuba has taken for the prevention and control of Covid-19 was recognized yesterday in a meeting with the highest authorities of all the country’s provinces and the special municipality Isle of Youth, led by the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, and Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa. According to Public Health Minister Jose Angel Portal Miranda, the island continues to have no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus that has already affected 104 nations.

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This battle will be won with the efforts of all

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Appearing last night on Cuban television, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz offered a full explanation of Cuba’s strategy for prevention and control of the new coronavirus, Covid-19, beginning by emphasizing the importance of the country’s multi-sectoral, well-organized national public health system, which allows for a fully coordinated response. Our people is hardworking, disciplined, and indomitable, evident everyday in our resistance to the great challenges and criminal aggression of the U.S. government.

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U.S. crusade against Cuban international medical cooperation

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As MINREX warned in a statement released August 29, 2019, the United States government has, since last year, been waging an intense, offensive campaign against the medical collaboration Cuba provides, along with threats of sanctions against Cuban leaders and pressure on recipient states to end such cooperation.

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Ambassadors of love, peace and life

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Our doctors understand that their daily contribution to the quality of life of their own people, and other peoples of the world, is the best way to honor their homeland, the history that has preceded them, and Fidel. Their souls are as clean as their white lab coats. Who could cast doubt? Their generosity knows no borders in an incessant battle for life, regardless of class differences and racial distinctions, asking only for renewed hope in exchange.