Cuba's COVID-19 cases continue to climb

HAVANA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua)  COVID-19 cases continued to increase in Cuba in the past week. The country reported 2,723 new COVID-19 cases and two more related deaths on Sunday, bringing the national counts to 977,410 and 8,328 respectively.

Workplaces and businesses open nationwide in the country. Hotels, restaurants, and cafeterias, as strategic areas of the Cuban economy, are continuing to operate under COVID-19 safety protocols.

Measures have been adopted to reinforce the strict fulfilment of coronavirus protocols at the country’s seaside resorts and secluded beaches.

As no restrictions on people’s mobility and transportation have been issued yet, leisure centres, cultural venues and theme parks across the country remain open to the public.

So far, nearly 90 per cent of Cuban nationals have been fully jabbed with locally developed coronavirus vaccines, said the country’s health ministry.

The Caribbean nation expects to have administered booster shots to the entirety of its eligible population before the end of January.