Cuba registers over 1,000 COVID-19 cases for fifth straight day

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HAVANA, April 3 (Xinhua) — Cuba registered two more deaths and 1,029 cases of COVID-19, the fifth consecutive day with over 1,000 daily infections, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday.

The director of hygiene and epidemiology at the ministry, Francisco Duran, said that with these figures, the accumulated number of cases rose to 78,382 and the death toll was 431.

The ministry said that Havana, with 570 new patients, continued to be the epicenter of the virus in the country and authorities continued to enforce restrictive sanitary measures in the city and its municipalities.

Starting in February, authorities have been requiring the isolation of travelers arriving in the country and officials continue to require a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. Enditem

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