Wed, 12 May 2021

HAVANA, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Cuba registered on Thursday 1,004 new COVID-19 infections in one day, reaching 90,408 cases in total, as well as four more deaths to total 491, the Ministry of Public Health said.

Havana continues to be the epicenter of the pandemic in the country, with 510 cases reported in the last day and an incidence rate of 360.1 per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest in the country, said Francisco Duran, the national director of hygiene and epidemiology of the health ministry.

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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