Cuba advances in implementation of prevention plan

Mar 9, 2020 by

Cuba advances in implementation of prevention plan

President Díaz-Canel leads third regional meeting to evaluate implementation of Covid-19 prevention and control plan, noting that steps being taken are no cause for alarm, but rather intended to ensure timely preparation of authorities and the population

President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez leads meeting in Holguin to evaluate progress made on Covid-19 prevention and control plan in this region of the country. Photo: Estudio RevoluciónHOLGUIN: “This is not a plan of slogans, this is a realistic plan, to be executed with absolute precision,” said the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, leading the third regional meeting to follow up on Covid-19 prevention and control plans, held in this eastern city, with public health, Party and government authorities in attendance, from the provinces of Holguín, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo.

No cases of coronavirus have been identified in the country to date, and when they do appear, the news will be reported immediately, Díaz-Canel stated, noting that the situation has been objectively assessed based on the virus’s presence in the region, insisting that steps being taken are no cause for alarm, but rather intended to ensure timely preparation of authorities and the population.

“We must work with a great deal of intelligence. The plan contains fundamental concepts, to be followed by thousands of opportunities to enhance them based on everyday realities,” he stated.

He referred to the importance of community family doctors, basic working groups, district delegates and People’s Council leaders, who can ensure adequate vigilance and the dissemination of timely information at the grassroots level.

“Family doctors will need to work more intensely, covering more ground, visiting all families where there are symptoms of any abnormality associated with this type of virus,” he said.

Prime Minister Manuel Marrero insisted on the importance of outlining procedures for specific types of cases, including those for bed and breakfast inns and private restaurants, serving by a large number of international tourists. He insisted that support for personnel working in these establishments be added to surveillance and prevention plans.

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