Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, people with diabetes have been known to be at increased risk of developing serious complications from this viral disease. But what was not immediately known was that the new virus could trigger it in people who did not have it before.

Scientists and researchers from the Marta Abreu de Las Villas Central University (UCLV) are working on the development of a system that favors the early diagnosis of COVID-19 and contributes to the prognosis of the patient's evolution.

A joint investigation between the Dutch company Signify and the North American University of Boston confirms the effectiveness of UV-C ultraviolet light in deactivating the SARS-COV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, which is achieved after a few seconds of exposition.

In the course of the current week, an extensive cloud of dust from the Sahara will cover the Cuban archipelago, the western Caribbean sea and the southeastern United States and Mexico, said Doctor of Physical Sciences Eugenio Mojena López, a renowned specialist in the subject of the Institute of Meteorology.

The Segurmatics virtual store, Segurshop, available for seven days, has been well received by the population and is developing in a stable manner, said Laura Calvo Agüero, Institutional Communication specialist of that entity.