Cuba Tightens COVID-19 Measures as Visitors Fuel Record Contagion

Authorities announced new containment measures, such as closing the famous Malecón esplanade during night hours.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuba’s top epidemiologist said on Saturday, January 9th, that irresponsible partying over year-end, often with relatives from abroad, fueled a surge in coronavirus infections and he warned of a crackdown to prevent the spread of the disease.

Authorities in the capital at the same time announced new containment measures including suspension of interprovincial transportation, cultural activities and the use of public spaces such as the famous . . .

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