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Cuba reports 959 new daily COVID-19 cases

15 Apr 2021, 07:05 GMT+10

HAVANA, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Cuba reported on Wednesday 959 COVID-19 infections and 11 deaths in the last day, for a total caseload of 89,404 cases and 487 deaths, the Ministry of Public Health said.

Havana registered 527 cases, with an incidence rate of 358.5 per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest in the country.

Authorities are maintaining restrictive health measures in the capital that include limiting overnight mobility, as well as severe fines for those who do not wear masks or wear them incorrectly.

Since January, Cuba has been facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections, which has forced the re-application of measures such as the suspension of the school year and the closure of public places throughout the country.

Cuba is currently in intervention trials and Phase III trials of two vaccine candidates against COVID-19, Soberana-02 and Abdala, while three other vaccine projects are in various stages of research.

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