Cuba announces new measures for domestic travellers amid COVID

The Ministry of Public Health of Cuba has announced new COVID-19 measures for the domestic travellers, which would come into effect from 15 July 2021 in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cuba: The Ministry of Public Health of Cuba has announced new COVID-19 measures for the domestic travellers, which would come into effect from 15 July 2021 in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new restrictions would apply to the Cubans arriving at the airports of the tourist areas of Varadero and Cayo Coco, where they would have to go through mandatory 14-day isolation in hotel facilities.

The Ministry further stated that the travellers would be unable to leave the tourism areas, as per the local media house.

In addition to the above, the Cuban travellers who would be arriving at these two airports, luggage restrictions have also been applied on them, with each passenger allotted a single piece.

The Ministry of Public Health also installed a mandatory health screening for all the workers of the airports, transportation and tourism sector, upon their arrival and departure from their workplaces, as well as the regular performance of Rapid antigen tests for those who have a greater susceptibility to the contagious COVID-19 mutant.

According to the statistics of the COVID-19 mutant infections, the Caribbean island has reported a total of 6,750 new cases of the novel coronavirus taking the total number of the confirmed cases on the island to around 232,568.

So far, the Caribbean island has reported 1,490 deaths due to the contagious novel coronavirus, and around 202,000 individuals have been recovered from the deadly virus.

If we look at the COVID-19 vaccination statistics of Cuba, there are a total of 2, 966,587 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while in total, 1,664,980 individuals have received their second jab of the novel coronavirus vaccine and are fully vaccinated now against the deadly mutant.

Additionally, Cuba on Thursday has informed that its two-dose Soberana 2 vaccine, delivered with a booster called Soberana Plus, had proven 91.2% effective in late-stage clinical trials against the coronavirus.