Cuba’s Retail and Transport Sector Goes Into ‘Shutdown’

Supermarkets now sell only food and hygiene products. Online trade is to be rapidly extended. Both local and long-distance public transportation are suspended.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of Covid-19 cases in Cuba continues to rise. The long queues outside stores are considered one of the main obstacles to preventing new infections.

Now the government has reacted with new measures affecting the retail and transport sectors. Since Friday, both sectors have switched to a kind of emergency operation, which should drastically reduce contact in public places.

By April 12th, a total of 669 people in Cuba had tested positive for the novel coronavirus; 18 have died as a result of the virus, and 92 have recovered. 2,302 patients were admitted . . .

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