Information Note from the Council of Ministers

The Government's Temporary Work Group has decided to authorize the passage of the country's provinces and municipalities to the second phase of recovery, starting on Friday, July 3; with the exception of Havana and Matanzas, the latter province that will do so next week.

As has been reported, based on the measures taken and the efforts of our people, all the provinces of the country, except Havana, are in the first phase of the first stage of post-COVID-19 recovery.

It is fair to say that we always knew that Havana would be the most difficult and complex place to confront the epidemic, due to the characteristics of a country's capital.

The results of the work carried out have made it possible to appreciate in recent days the progress in the confrontation in the capital, up to the point that seven days ago, the established health indicators have been generally met, even though some daily cases are reported, question that is part of this process.

Taking into account the above, the Government's Temporary Working Group has considered that compliance with the indicators allows the start of the first recovery stage in Havana, in its first phase, starting next Friday, July 3, for the which are already being prepared.

The capital will continue to be the place where the greatest risks are concentrated, so Havana residents must enter this new stage with great responsibility and caution, strictly complying with the established sanitary measures.

On the other hand, the behavior of the first phase of recovery has been monitored in the remaining provinces, which we positively evaluated, verifying that the health indicators achieved in these territories guarantee going to a higher stage.

Consequently, the Temporary Government Work Group has decided to authorize the passage of the country's provinces and municipalities to the second recovery phase, starting on Friday, July 3; with the exception of Havana and Matanzas, the latter province that will do so next week.

We draw attention to the fact that, on the individual and collective behavior of the population in a responsible manner and the successful compliance with sanitary measures, it will depend on continuing to advance in the recovery process, minimizing the risks on which, we are sure, that we will continue to count on the support and understanding of our people.

Council of Ministers
July 1, 2020