The comprehensive transformation of the El Condado Norte and El Condado Sur People´s Councils these days marks the political and governmental agenda in the capital of Villa Clara and, at the same time, promotes the active participation of the local citizens in the search for the solutions to problems accumulated at their communities.

The Temporary Working Group to confront the COVID-19 in Santa Clara determined the resumption of the activities in the municipality, while complying with all the biosecurity measures, such as the mandatory use of the facemask, of the hypochlorite and the sanitary footsteps and the physical distancing.

At an appearance on the television show La Hora de Todos, broadcasted live both on the local radio and television, Osmani Garcia Lopez, president of the Municipal Assembly of the People's Power in the capital of the province, explained that the rest of the measures applied to date are maintained, and that only modifications will be made in the current regulations.

To be implemented as of September 17th, 2021:

  1. Maintaining the total restriction of movement from 6:00 pm, while all services will operate until 4:00 pm, except the warehouses, and the activities to ensure the confrontation with the COVID-19.
  2. Continuing to implement the teleworking, the remote work and the physical distancing at the offices and the premises in each of the work centers. Each agency should organize its human resources in such a way as to ensure that there is no overcrowding.
  3. Restoring the service hours from 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday and from 8am to 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays, at the stores of the CIMEX, Caribe, Caracol, Artex and Trimagen chains both in MLC and CUP. Outside these hours, only the Servi-Cupet will work in the sale of fuel and water.
  4. Continuing with the sale of first-need items in the linkage of the commercial warehouses with the stores of the Cimex and the Caribe chains, as well as the doorman application and the working groups for the organization of sales in MLC.
  5. The Commerce warehouses will return to their normal hours from Monday to Saturday from 7am to 11am and 3pm to 6pm. In the same way, it is indicated that messaging should be exploited more.
  6. The banks will provide their usual services giving vitality to the local economy from 8am to 3pm from Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays until 12pm, the electronic services are maintained to avoid the physical presence at these places (Mobile Banking, Mobile Transfer, Virtual BANDEC), as well as other measures that the banks must implement to avoid contagion in the provision of their services.
  7. The food activity will be carried out in the form of take-out food and home sales in both the state and the non-state sectors. Sit-down services are prohibited in restaurants and cafeterias. The quarantine areas and the cases that are in isolation after being positive or suspect of having COVID-19 will continue to be prioritized.
  8. The commercialization of cigars, beers, rum and coffee in a liberated form is prohibited at the chains of stores, this will be carried out in a regulated fashion with the priorities established by the temporary group to the colleagues who work in the confrontation with the COVID-19.
  9. All retail sales and services activities are opened until 4pm, both in the state and the non-state sectors, taking all the health measures and guaranteeing the physical distancing.
  10. The services of the Ministry of Justice, of Physical Planning, of Housing, of ETECSA, of the Electrical Company, the OFICODA or others are opened, in a limited way, with organizational methods that allow the physical distancing.
  11. The rest of the activities of the Culture, Sports and Recreation sectors remain paralyzed.
  12. In the case of the Self-Employment activities, they will begin operating on September 20th of this year, except in those activities in which the non-transmission of the virus is not guaranteed, which are: Bodybuilding Gym Instructor, Recreation Equipment Operator, Audio operator, Bar and recreation service (only the sale of take away food is authorized), Children's car ride service, pulled by animals, and the activities carried out in common areas, where the attendees can carry out their activities at their homes or rented places.
  13. The commercialization of agricultural products in markets, small squares, points of sale and mobile carts is maintained in the form of modules that will be sold at the communities.
  14. The sale of drugs at the pharmacies returns to its normal hours and the modality of activists at the People´s Councils continues.
  15. Maintaining the paralysis of the state urban transportation and the non-state transportation running every day from 5am to 6pm, only for humanitarian issues. Outside these hours, a command post is maintained at the UEB of Transportation Support with the numbers 42 202438 and 42205490, to which people can call to request a transportation service for emergencies (sick or deceased people) for which private carriers will be available.
  16. We insist on the closure of all entities and activities that are not essential at this time, which is maintained. Only those related to the production of essential goods and services for the population are authorized: Production and commercialization of food, energy, aqueducts, communal, ETECSA, productions for export and the vitality of activities to support the COVID-19. In these organizations, the office activities are paralyzed.
  17. The border closure will be carried out only for the accesses to the provinces at the entrance of the highway and the highway to Manicaragua.


This Wednesday, September 15th, Villa Clara reported 715 new positive cases to the COVID-19, of which: 1 case was imported from the USA and the remaining 714 cases were autochthonous. We deeply regret 8 deaths: 2 patients from Santa Clara, 3 patients from Manicaragua, 2 patients from Remedios and 1 patient from Encrucijada.

Villa Clara confirmed this Tuesday, September 14th, 493 new positive cases to the COVID-19, of which 2 cases were imported from the US while the remaining 491 cases were autochthonous. The death of 6 people was also lamented: 4 patients from Santa Clara, a patient from Remedios and a patient from Encrucijada.