24.1 C
Basseterre
Monday, January 25, 2021
Home News Regional News Cuba Shuts Down Interprovincial Transportation Due To New COVID-19 Fears

Cuba Shuts Down Interprovincial Transportation Due To New COVID-19 Fears

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban state media reported on Saturday interprovincial transportation would be shut down and a curfew in Havana extended until the end of the month as a surge in COVID-19 cases in the capital spreads to other areas.

While most of the country remains at a new normal with schools and retail activity open, local authorities have been tightening enforcement of wearing masks, social distancing and other measures for fear of spread and imposing quarantines wherever cases appear.

Cuba had mostly contained its novel coronavirus outbreak by the end of June, by isolating patients and contacts, and eased lockdown restrictions.

But it tightened them again in Havana by August and has yet to contain a spike in cases there with around 200 reported over the last week.

There have been smaller outbreaks in a handful of Cuba’s 14 provinces.

Read more

Most Popular

OPEN IN NEW WINDOW

Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks
Subscribe