Cuban president urges to be on guard in the face of SARS-CoV-2

Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel urged on Sunday to ‘be on guard ‘ in the face of the threat of SARS-CoV-2 despite the fact that there are no reported cases of contagion in the country in the last 48 hours.

According to the Presidency website, Diaz-Canel pointed out that the situation has remained stable because of the measures taken and so ‘it must remain likewise.’

He urged to work in a different way in the face of the complex international situation generated by the pandemic, which already affects 125 countries in the world, 22 of them in the Americas region.

Diaz-Canel considered as a priority for family doctors and nurses to go homes to treat respiratory infections early, especially during weekends when there are more people at home.

He also called to maximize research in work and study centers. The government will keep the population truthfully posted so as not to give space to fake and bad faith news, he assured.

He denounced that social networks try to distort Cuban reality and the country’s efforts for the people’s health, for which he indicated to follow the information that the Ministry of Public Health offers seriously and responsibly.

At the meeting, the Health Minister Jose Angel Portal reported that the four patients tested positive for Covid-19, three Italians and one Cuban, evolve favorably and remain asymptomatic.

Their direct contacts and passengers on the flight remain on active surveillance and without symptoms, he noted.

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