Cuba reported on Friday 832 new COVID-19 infections in the last day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 70,634, along with five more deaths to a total of 413, the Public Health Ministry said.
People wearing face masks walk in Havana, Cuba, March 26, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)
The ministry's director of hygiene and epidemiology Francisco Duran reported in his daily broadcast that of the infections registered in the last day, 805 of them were contacts of confirmed cases, which verifies the high level of transmission in the Caribbean country.
He also pointed out that more than half of the cases diagnosed in the past day were located in Havana, the epicenter of the pandemic on the island.
In the capital, authorities maintain restrictive health measures that include limiting mobility from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., as well as severe fines for those who do not wear masks or wear them incorrectly.
Since January, Cuba has been facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections, forcing authorities to re-apply restrictive measures such as the suspension of the school year and the closure of public places throughout the country.
All-level public and private educational institutions in Cambodia will be closed from April 20 to May 18 for the 32nd SEA Games and the 12th ASEAN Para Games.
The 30th ASEAN-EU joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) Meeting has been convened in Jakarta, with both sides reaffirming their commitment to strengthening ASEAN-EU cooperation and to uphold ASEAN centrality based on shared relevant fundamental principles of their respective Indo-Pacific approaches.
Vietnamese nationals account for 25.4% of the total 1.82 million foreign workers who were working in Japan as of the end of October last year, according to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).
After a stronger-than-expected recovery in 2022, this year could see international tourist arrivals return to pre-pandemic levels in Europe and the Middle East. However, tourists are nonetheless expected to increasingly seek value for money and travel closer to home in response to the challenging economic climate.
Myanmar extended its COVID-19 preventive measures until Feb. 28, the state-run media citing the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 reported on Wednesday.
The Lao Journalists Association’s website laophattananews.com has recently published an article praising Vietnam’s experiences for good economic growth in the context of global downturn.