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Continue work to combat COVID-19 with rigor and precision

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President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez called to continue work to contain the virus with great precision and rigor – and the support of the population – since the success of our efforts to confront the pandemic depend on these principles, during the March 31 meeting of the Cuban government, to review the COVID-19 situation in the country, make decisions to advance the effort, and evaluate those made previously, as has become the norm every afternoon.

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News from a community in quarantine

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Just like the rest of Cuba, residents of the Camilo Cienfuegos community go out onto their balconies at nine o’clock every night, to applaud heath care workers fighting COVID-19. This simple tribute to those who care for our people and risk their lives in other latitudes – wherever they are requested, given the confidence Cuban health professionals inspire worldwide – is the only time they can see each other, or at least hear each other, in this small town in Pinar del Rio, which was placed in quarantine March 31.

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Political Bureau approves suspension of May Day parade and postponement of ANAP Congress


The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, presided a meeting of the Political Bureau yesterday, during which the decision was made to cancel May Day parades, and postpone the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) Congress. New measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 were also discussed.

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Ministry of Public Health reports a total of 212 cases of COVID-19 and 12 patients who have recovered

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The Ministry’s report, closed at midnight March 31, indicated that 26 new cases were confirmed positive, among 444 patients tested during the previous 24 hours, including 25 Cubans and one Spanish citizen, for a total of 212 in the country, since March 11. Of the 25 Cubans, eight have a source of infection abroad: the United States and Mexico (3 each), Chile and Spain, (one each), while 10 were contacts of confirmed cases and seven of travelers from abroad.

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Cuban sports give Covid-19 no chance

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought sport activities to a halt around the world. faced with the situation, Cuba suspended all competitive events, as well as the preparation of its athletes for the Tokyo Olympic Games, with the primary objective of protecting the health of all members of our sports movement. In a press conference held in the Ciudad Deportiva, senior officials of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder) offered details of actions.

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In the face of adversity, Cuba turns to its strengths

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Amidst the battle Cuba is waging to control the expansion of Covid-19 in the country, the Council of Ministers, headed by President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, met, as they do every month, to make decisions on the economic and social life of the nation. The highest body of the Cuban government approved the creation of a task force charged with developing new measures to strengthen efforts to combat the new coronavirus.

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Díaz-Canel: In facing Covid-19, everyone depends on every one of us

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During yesterday’s meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in Cuba, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez commented, “To the degree that everyone understands the responsibility of everyh one of us to others, we will be able to more efficiently confront the new coronavirus pandemic.” Presiding the meeting to evaluate implementation of the country’s prevention and control plan, along with Prime Minster Manuel Marrero Cruz, Diaz-Canel insisted, “Everyone of us depends on every one of us, and we all depend on each other.”

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No panic, but no overconfidence either

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The President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, appeared on the Mesa Redonda television-radio show, Friday March 20, along with Prime Minister Manuel Marrero and other ministers, to announce new measures adopted to confront Covid-19 in the country. “As a state and government, we have the responsibility to protect human lives and the entire social fabric, addressing the situation in a comprehensive manner, with serenity, realism and objectivity. There can be no panic, but no overconfidence either

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The history of interferon in Cuba, in use today to treat Covid-19

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Cuba’s pride in Interferon Alfa 2b is a natural reaction given the international prestige enjoyed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology which produces the medication.
Recombinant Human Interferon Alpha 2b continues to make headlines around the world and captures the interest of readers given its effectiveness in treating patients with the new SARS Cov-2 coronavirus, which causes the illness known as Covid-19.

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Party Political Bureau approves modification of annual plan of national events and commemorations


The decision applies to events of a national, provincial and local character of the Young Communist League, as well, (which has already announced the postponement of its 11th Congress), mass and social organizations and those organized by municipal and provincial Party committees. 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.