Cuba: Government re-opens shopping centers and beaches in areas with low COVID-19 cases

Cuba: Government re-opens shopping centers and beaches in areas with low COVID-19 cases
Cuba: Government re-opens shopping centers and beaches in areas with low COVID-19 cases

The Cuban Government had permitted some of the areas with the lower number of COVID-19 cases have been allowed to open shopping centers in the area and beaches.

The Government has been planning for easing the restriction to make the country prepare for the high tourist season. This restriction uplift has been proved to be beneficial for overcoming the terrible financial crisis.

Previously the Government had informed that they would be allowing more flights to the country, and they would be accepting the COVID-19 vaccination certificates and PCR test reports from the month of November.

Interior Commerce Minister Betsy Diaz said, “In recent days we have determined the conditions are there to gradually reopen many of these in-person services.”

The health team officials said that during the recent month, the high numbers of COVID-19 cases have been lowering from that in months of the late summers. The officials remarked that they had vaccinated 90% of the total population that became the reason for the lowering down of the COVID-19 cases on the island.

At the starting of the vaccination campaign in Havana, they had vaccinated about 86.5% of the 2.2 million total number of inhabitants living in that area.

The government had enlisted 533 businesses on the island that could open. This list inclusive the service of the capital and 315 restaurants. To date, only deliveries were open and allowed.

The authorities of the Cuban government had asked the World Health Organization to recognize their homegrown COVID-19 vaccines. This would be an important major recognition given data from late-phase trials has not yet been published in peer-reviewed journals.

As the COVID-19 outbreak is at its peak globally, Cuba currently has been dealing with deficiencies of medicines in an economy grappling with a lessening in aid from ally Venezuela due to the tightening of decades-old U.S. sanctions and tourism revenue reduction.