Cuba Receives a Loan to Produce 200 Million Vaccines Against COVID

14ymedio, Havana, 24 September 2022 — The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will grant a loan of 46.7 million euros ($45.25 million) for the purchase of protective equipment and the production of 200 million coronavirus vaccines in Cuba. This agency will channel a credit granted by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), the … Continue reading “Cuba Receives a Loan to Produce 200 Million Vaccines Against COVID”

BioCubaFarma Attributes its Financial Difficulties to Investment in Vaccines Against COVID

14ymedio, Madrid, September 15, 2022 — The directors of BioCubaFarma said, on Wednesday, that the state-owned company hasn’t been able to collect most of the $200 million profit allegedly obtained from the sale abroad of the Soberana and Abdala vaccines. In 2021, BioCubaFarma said, it spent half of its resources on the production of COVID … Continue reading “BioCubaFarma Attributes its Financial Difficulties to Investment in Vaccines Against COVID”

Cuban Opposition Figure Felix Navarro is Isolated and has Covid in Aguica Prison in Matanzas

14ymedio, Havana, 8 August 2022 — Since last August 4, the Cuban government opponent Félix Navarro has been isolated in the infirmary of the Agüica prison, in Matanzas, due to a new infection by covid-19. The activist Rosa María Payá denounced through Facebook that “for almost three weeks he has not been allowed to communicate with … Continue reading “Cuban Opposition Figure Felix Navarro is Isolated and has Covid in Aguica Prison in Matanzas”

Cuba, Summer 2022: Clay for Children or a Vaccine Against COVID-19?

14ymedio, Elias Amor Bravo, Economist, 31 July 2022 — Cuba’s State newspaper Granma wants to leave behind this month of July, of accumulation of anomalies for the regime, with some news that aims to mean a return to normality. Not so much to justify that 10.9% GDP growth that Economy Minister Alejandro Gil Fernandez said … Continue reading “Cuba, Summer 2022: Clay for Children or a Vaccine Against COVID-19?”

Cuba Exceeds One Hundred Daily Cases of Covid for the First Time in Two Months

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 23 July 2022 — Cuba exceeded one hundred daily cases of Covid-19 on Saturday for the first time in more than two months, confirming 114 new infections. The last time the Ministry of Public Health registered more than 100 new positives in one day was on May 14, when it reported … Continue reading “Cuba Exceeds One Hundred Daily Cases of Covid for the First Time in Two Months”

Health Challenges are Multiplying in Cuba, with Dengue Fever and a Covid Variant

14ymedio, Havana, 15 July 2022 — Problems are accumulating for the Cuban authorities, and not even the old jewel in the crown can give joy. The latest worry has been the deaths from dengue hemorrhagic fever of a girl under the age of seven in Cienfuegos and a pregnant doctor. In addition, another minor died … Continue reading “Health Challenges are Multiplying in Cuba, with Dengue Fever and a Covid Variant”

Clothes, Cocktails and Music: A Cuban Entrepreneur Against the Crisis and Covid

EFE (via 14ymedio), Raquel Martor, Havana, 8 June 2022 — Cuban Loypa Izaguirre, with her small business in Old Havana that offers designer clothes, cocktails and music, is an example of the new generation of young entrepreneurs that is emerging on the island despite the crisis and the pandemic. The 33-year-old has been promoting the … Continue reading “Clothes, Cocktails and Music: A Cuban Entrepreneur Against the Crisis and Covid”

The Cuban Government Declared Only One Seventh of the Deaths from Covid, According to National Statistics

14ymedio, Havana, 16 May 2022 — The latest demographic data from Cuba’s National Office of Statistics and Information (Onei) are unappealable: in 2021, 55,206 more Cubans died than in 2020. According to a report dated May 11, last year 167,645 people died on the island, compared to the 112,439 who did so the previous year, an increase … Continue reading “The Cuban Government Declared Only One Seventh of the Deaths from Covid, According to National Statistics”

Diaz-Canel Calls For Extreme Measures in the Face of the Covid Increase in Cuba

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 30 March 2022 — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel called for extreme sanitary measures to prevent a new wave of COVID-19 infections despite the progress of the massive immunization campaign, the official press reported on Tuesday. According to the official Granma newspaper, during their weekly meeting with Díaz-Canel, scientists advising the government predicted … Continue reading “Diaz-Canel Calls For Extreme Measures in the Face of the Covid Increase in Cuba”

Cuba’s Digital Certificate of Covid Vaccination Will Not Have Universal Validity

14ymedio, Havana, 11 February 2022 — Starting Monday, the Cuban government will enable a digital certificate of vaccination against covid-19. This was emphasized by Miguel Díaz-Canel this Friday, after the Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda, made it public this Thursday at the daily meeting on the control of the pandemic. It is … Continue reading “Cuba’s Digital Certificate of Covid Vaccination Will Not Have Universal Validity”

Rebound of Covid-19 in Cuba Forces a Postponement of Havana Book Fair

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 23 January 2022 — Cuba’s Ministry of Culture has postponed the Havana International Book Fair to the month of April, due to the rebound of covid-19 on the Island since the arrival of the omicron variant. The thirtieth edition of the event has had to be postponed according to institutional sources. … Continue reading “Rebound of Covid-19 in Cuba Forces a Postponement of Havana Book Fair”

Experts Predict ‘High Peaks’ of Covid in Cuba Until March

14ymedio, Havana, 12 January 2022 — The progressive increase in coronavirus cases in Cuba will be the norm from now on, and will increase, at least during the first quarter of the year. “[There will be a] rapid growth in the number of confirmed cases, with high peaks, which could strain the health system, but … Continue reading “Experts Predict ‘High Peaks’ of Covid in Cuba Until March”

Cuba Exceeds 1,000 Covid Cases and Changes the Isolation Protocols

14ymedio, Natalia López Moya, Havana, 6 January 2022 — With 1,429 new positive cases for covid-19 reported this Thursday, Cuba exceeded one thousand infections registered in one day, a figure that the Ministry of Public Health had not reported since last October 25 when it reported 1,210 patients. With the increase in cases — this … Continue reading “Cuba Exceeds 1,000 Covid Cases and Changes the Isolation Protocols”

An Athlete Missing, Another Escapes, a Covid Outbreak, Cuban Baseball Today

14ymedio, Havana, 7 January 2021 — Cuban baseball is in crisis. This Friday it was revealed that Yunior Tur, one of the best pitching prospects, has been missing for two days, and the abandonment of Eriandy Ramón, the third athlete to escape since the start of 2022, and six players from the Las Tunas team … Continue reading “An Athlete Missing, Another Escapes, a Covid Outbreak, Cuban Baseball Today”

Covid Cases Continue to Grow in Cuba, Especially in Matanzas and Pinar del Rio

14ymedio, Havana, 4 January 2022 — Covid19 cases continue their rise in Cuba, which this Tuesday adds 673 positives, 117 more than the previous day. There have been no deaths since December 31, but there are 21 seriously ill and four critical in Cuban hospitals. By provinces, Matanzas with 105 and Pinar del Río with … Continue reading “Covid Cases Continue to Grow in Cuba, Especially in Matanzas and Pinar del Rio”