MIAMI, United States. – In spite of new outbreaks of COVID-19 throughout Cuba, and that yesterday left a new record of daily contagion, the island’s authorities continue to promote various national tourist destinations.
Varadero, the main Cuban resort, has maintained its promotions as part of high tourism season. The official daily newspaper Granma corroborated this in an interview with Ivis Fernandez Peña, a delegate from the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR, by its Spanish acronym) in Matanzas province.
In addition, the administrator highlighted the preventive work being done regarding the pandemic in this tourism site: to date, there is no focus of coronavirus infection or COVID-19 cases either at the resort itself nor at the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport.
At present, Varadero is home to 21 hotels that are fully operational. At the close of November, it had welcomed more than half a million guests, 70,000 of them foreign tourists.
According to Fernandez Peña, such results are due to “the disciplined and responsible performance of all operators involved in tourism.”
The administrator stated, also, that “the high airline flow during recent weeks” aimed at Varadero is symptomatic of just how “confident the purchasing market is.”
This past Monday, Cuba accounted for 229 new cases of COVID-19, a new daily record regarding positive test results. The report coincided with the official announcement of new measures to be adopted in order to control the increase of cases during recent weeks that were imported from abroad.
Starting January 1st, 2021, the country will limit the number of incoming flights from the United States, Mexico, Panama, Bahamas, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, all countries from where positive cases of COVID-19 from abroad have been brought to Cuba, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP).
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