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The Covid-19 pandemic evidences the need to cooperate despite political differencespolíticas

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The impact of COVID19 can already be measured and will be assessed in the future by the striking numbers of people infected, the unacceptable numbers of deaths, the unquestionable damages to the world economy, production, trade, employment and personal income of millions of people.  It is a crisis that goes well beyond the scope of health.

ICAP message to the World Movement of Solidarity with Cuba in the time of Covid19

Havana, 9 April, 2020

To the World Movement of Solidarity with Cuba.

Dear friends,

With deep humanistic conviction, the government and people of Cuba offer the world, once again, the example of militant Solidarity at a time when the planet is facing the global pandemic of the new Coronavirus Sars Cov-2, Covid-19, which has already claimed the lives of more than 70 thousand people in the world in a very short time.

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejects alleged drug trafficking operations through diplomatic note

On 13th April 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba has issued a diplomatic note to the Embassy of the United States in Havana rejecting a statement published in an article by Newsweek magazine on 3rd April 2020 attributed to a "high official" of the United States Department of Defence and according to whom "the United States Intelligence Community has evidence" that drugs are trafficked between Venezuela and Cuba.

Diaz-Canel: We can contribute more to saving human lives by acting with responsibility

"We can contribute more to saving human lives by acting with responsibility," insisted the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday afternoon, April 8, during the daily meeting to evaluate the epidemiological situation in the country and implementation plans to control propagation of the new coronavirus in the country.

The Prime Minister announced the decision to indefinitely extend due dates for electricity, water and gas bills, in order to close public offices where payment for these services is normally made.

HeberFERON, a unique Cuban medicine

The extension of therapeutic coverage to all municipalities across the country, with the opening of more sites, is the key strategy in the application program for HeberFERON; a one-of-a-kind medicine to treat skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma), developed and produced by Cuba’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB).

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