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|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Cuba|
Map of Cuba
|Arrival date||24 February 2020|
(1 month, 1 week and 3 days)
|Suspected cases‡||2,742 |
|‡Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.|
On 12 March, a fourth confirmed case was announced. This was a Cuban, whose wife had arrived from Milan, Italy on 24 February, and who had started showing symptoms on 27 February. The husband had begun to show symptoms by 8 March. Both were tested and he was positive. The wife was stated to be negative because the disease had run its course.
On 16 March, the cruise ship MS Braemar, with over 1,000 passengers and crew on board, was given permission to berth in Cuba after being rejected by the Bahamas. At least five passengers have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). British citizens were able to take flights home after both governments reached an agreement on their repatriation.
On 17 March, the number of confirmed cases increased to 7.
On 18 March, the number of confirmed cases increased to 10, and the first death was announced, a 61-year old Italian who had been one of the first three confirmed.
On 19 March, the number of confirmed cases increased to 16.
On 20 March, the number of confirmed cases increased to 21. Also, it was announced that Cuba will restrict entry to residents with effect from 24 March. Only Cuban residents may enter, that is, if they have not been outside of Cuba for more than 24 months; as well as foreigners residing on the island.
On 22 March, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) of Cuba raised the number of coronavirus infections on the island to 35 but are monitoring more than 950 suspected cases, according to information published by the state agency on its website.
On 23 March, authorities in Cuba raised the number of coronavirus patients to 48.
As of 30 March, the amount of confirmed coronavirus cases is at 170, with 4 deaths.
With effect from midnight on 1 April, Cuba suspended the arrival of all international flights.