Cuban government plans to reconsider setting new guidelines to curb COVID-19 outbreak: Reports

With a recent spike in the number of COVID-19 infections, Cuba has reported over 1 million cases, forcing the Cuban government to reconsider setting new guidelines to curb the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cuban government plans to reconsider setting new guidelines to curb COVID-19 outbreak: Reports

With a recent spike in the number of COVID-19 infections, Cuba has reported over 1 million cases, forcing the Cuban government to reconsider setting new guidelines to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. As per the Health Ministry, the Caribbean nation has reported 3,306 confirmed cases and one more virus-related death on Monday, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases and deaths to 1,002,499 and 8,341. The country holds for over 17,443 active COVID-19 cases across the nation, with 41 of them requiring intensive care.

The Ministry further said that the Omicron-new variant of COVID-19 is becoming predominant across the nation as daily infections are about to increase until the end of February. In the face of the spike, health authorities advise in-home care to ease the tensions over hospitals.

Meanwhile, children below the age of two years of age, and people with severe symptoms of the disease, and those living with underlying medical conditions will be hospitalised. Additionally, pregnant women and not completely vaccinated people can avail of hospitalisation facilities after getting tested positive for the COVID-19.

Meanwhile, asymptomatic COVID-19 cases and those showing mild symptoms are asked to self-isolate themselves at home for one week under regular epidemiological monitoring from the nearby doctor’s office. The updated list of the health protocols also includes the administration of preventive medication to senior citizens and the other vulnerable sections of society. The local government has called for cleaning up and sanitising, and disinfecting procedures at schools, nursing homes, and psychiatric hospitals to reduce the chance of possible transmission.

International travellers should have to present the confirmed report of vaccination and negative PCR-test result obtained within 72 hours of arrival. Furthermore, people coming from Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Malawi and Mozambique have to pay for a week’s stay at specified quarantine hotels.

Over 87% of the nation’s overall population has been completely vaccinated using home-grown vaccinations, and over 3.5 million Cubans have received their booster doses.