Cuba is extending scope of testing for the detection of new positive cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, announced on Tuesday in Francisco Durán, director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health.

Cuba has quarantine one of its provinces on Tuesday, for the first time since the presence of Covid-19 in the country was reported, in an attempt to prevent Covid-19 cases from increasing.

In an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19, all the regular and charter flights to and from Russia will be suspended starting this March 27th, including those flights to and from Cuba, by order of the Government of that nation to the Federal Air Transport Agency.

In the midst of the battle that Cuba has undertaken to control the expansion of the COVID-19 in the national territory, the Council of Ministers, headed by the President of the Republic, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, and the Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz; met this week, as it usually does every month, to make decisions about the economic and social life of the nation.