Havana, Jul 17.- Faced with the control of the Covid-19 epidemic, Cuba continues with firm steps towards its full recovery and this was confirmed this Thursday at the meeting of the Task force for the prevention and control of coronavirus , upon announcing the decision to gradually move to phase three to the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud and to all the provinces of the country from July 20, with the exception of Havana and Mayabeque , which are still in phase one and two, respectively.
At the meeting - headed by the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz- Canel Bermúdez — Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz clarified that Havana and Mayabeque have confirmed cases in the last 15 days, while the remaining territories have not registered them for more than 28 days, which is equivalent to two incubation periods of the disease.
He specified that the capital will remain in phase one until the health indicators of the second phase are met, in a sustained manner, for 10 days. Meanwhile, Mayabeque will remain in the second until it stabilizes the parameters determined by Public Health.
The other provinces "will fully restore economic and productive activities, the opening of all gastronomic and commercial establishments, hospital care and face-to-face procedures for all service delivery activities." However, he added, the cancellation of carnivals and other high-call festivities remain, as well as the limitation of the services offered by nightclubs, depending on their characteristics.
Marrero Cruz insisted on the need to maintain sanitary measures and physical isolation - applicable in the three phases of recovery - including the use of the mask in public and closed places with social gathering. (Presidency Cuba) (Photo: Revolution Studies)