Meanwhile, it is reported that “the national health system of the largest of the Caribbean islands is taking its precautions,” although not specifying the measures.
The note recalls the existence of “preventive medicine” at the primary level in Cuba with the capacity, it affirms, to “act in the educational and prophylactic order.”
Granma ratified that “no one is left unprotected in this country.”
The newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba states that there are “specialized hospital centers and diagnostic methods to deal with this situation,” in addition to the experience and professionalism of doctors, who, it recalled “have acted in emergency conditions in different countries.”
After mentioning prevention as “a quality with which Cuba has faced different challenges,” the newspaper warns that “no one should act irresponsibly in the face of this pandemic.”
A little less than a week ago, the Cuban press denied rumors about the existence of three cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in Cuba, which have circulated in social networks and in the media abroad.
The head of the Department of International Health Control of the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Carmelo Trujillo, said that in order to prevent the entry of the coronavirus, Cuba is redoubling epidemiological surveillance in international ports, airports and marinas.
He emphasized that this surveillance is based on primary health care, and that it has been extended to tourist institutions, hotels, hostels and other state and private entities.