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Haiti - FLASH : Cuba closes its borders
21/03/2020 09:47:48

Haiti - FLASH : Cuba closes its borders
Friday Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Cuban Television during a special program on the latest government measures against the pandemic announced the closure of the borders of Cuba after trying until the last moment to preserve its activity tourist, engine of the island. "We will regulate the entry to the borders of the country, by only authorizing the entry of residents to Cuba" adding "We guarantee the return to Cuba of Cubans who are abroad, the rights of foreigners who are here to return to their countries."

According to Prime Minister Manuel Marrero, almost all of the hotels and most restaurants on the island will close, but ships and freight planes will continue to arrive on the island, which imports 80% of its consumption.

Cuba has 20 confirmed cases, 1 death and 500 other cases in administrative segregation.

This measure takes effect from Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Until Friday, Cuban borders were open and flights continued to arrive normally from countries affected by the pandemic, which caused concern and reaction among the population who demanded the closure of Cuban ports and airports.

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