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Cuba began to reopen its economy

Cuba began to reopen its economy 4

Cuba began to reopen its economy

From September 24, bars, restaurants, shopping centers and beaches in 8 out of 15 provinces with a decrease in nCoV infections in Cuba, including the capital Havana, are allowed to operate again.

`In recent days, we have defined the conditions for the gradual reopening of on-site services,` said Cuban Interior and Trade Minister Betsy Diaz.

Cuban health officials said the number of nCoV infections this month has begun to decline compared to the peak in the summer, as the vaccination campaign is accelerated with the goal of covering more than 90% of the population with vaccines by mid-November with vaccines.

Earlier this month, Cuba asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to begin the evaluation process to recognize the country’s domestic vaccine.

People walk in the center of Havana, Cuba, on August 3.

Meanwhile, the world has recorded 231,815,044 nCoV infections, 4,749,819 deaths, and 208,405,331 people have recovered, according to real-time statistics site Worldometers.

The United States, the largest epidemic region in the world, has recorded a total of 43,631,033 infections and 704,831 deaths from Covid-19, in the context that health officials in this country recommended Pfizer’s booster vaccine shot for three people.

US President Joe Biden said 20 million of these people have received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine long enough, that is, at least 6 months, to get a booster shot now.

Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said data on booster shots from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson will be evaluated `in the coming weeks`.

American experts are also closely monitoring the R1 variant, first discovered in Japan last year.

In Europe, the Norwegian government announced the reopening of society from today, ending epidemic prevention measures that limit social interaction and make businesses difficult.

`It has been 561 days since we introduced the toughest measures in Norway in peacetime. Now is the time to return to normal daily life,` Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said at a press conference.

Due to the lifting of social distancing regulations, cultural, sports venues and restaurants are operating at full capacity instead of only partial seating.

However, Prime Minister Solberg warned that people infected with nCoV must still be quarantined to avoid spreading the virus, adding that `the pandemic is not over yet`.

In Southeast Asia, Singapore officials on September 24 decided to tighten restrictions again, in the context of the number of new infections reaching the highest level since the pandemic began.

According to the new regulations effective from September 27 to October 24, a maximum of two people are allowed to dine together at a restaurant, provided they have a Covid green card.

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