Cuban President Diaz-Canel claimed that the country was able to control the Covid-19 pandemic when no more deaths were recorded for the eighth day in a row.
However, President Miguel Diaz-Canel Cuba also warned the country could not be complacent because a series of new cases appeared from May 28. “This is a week where the number of treatment cases and daily cases is increasing compared to the previous weeks. As announced, we are at the end of the epidemic,” the Cuban President said on June 6.
“We need to continue to focus on how to eliminate remnants, especially those related to the inadequate capacity or underperformance of any organization, which can trigger an outbreak. play back, “he added.
The nation of 11.2 million people has recorded nearly 2,200 infections and 83 deaths. With 1,862 people recovering, Caba has only 244 cases left. The declaration of disease control will pave the way for next week’s announcement of Cuba’s strategy to gradually lift the blockade.
Next week “we will be able to inform people how we approach this phase and when we can do so,” said Diaz-Canel.
Cuba still closes schools and borders. Public transportation is also suspended and wearing a mask in public is mandatory. However, with a largely tourism-dependent economy crippled by a six-decade US embargo, Cuba is unlikely to be able to maintain the blockade any longer.
Covid-19 has appeared in more than 210 countries and territories, causing more than 7 million people infected and more than 406,000 deaths. The US is the largest epidemic region in the world, while Brazil is the second largest epidemic in the world and the largest in Latin America with nearly 692,000 infections and more than 37,300 deaths.
In Europe, New Zealand has also reported no more cases and is expected to lift all domestic restrictions.