COVID-19 Showdown: Perfect Triad in Cuba

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By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol / Collaborator.

May, 2020.- The perfect triad State, science and population have been decisive in the more than two months, without respite, in the confrontation with SARS-VOC-2, which is why Cuba presents today a favorable scenario of the evolutionary curve in the number of people detected with COVID-19 on the island, however measures are increasing in the country.

Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), stated that for several weeks more patients have been discharged than positive for the disease who enter the country’s healthcare centers.

Science, together with health personnel, has been key with an effective protocol designed to slow down the evolution of SARS-VOC-2, and in the decision-making of the highest authorities in the country, which they evaluate day by day, together with all institutions and organizations the behavior of the epidemic.

In as much the population has endorsed the indications of the maximum directions of the country. The key is in social isolation, compliance with hygienic-sanitary measures and the self-responsibility of citizens.

The Cuban national protocol for the treatment of the new coronavirus stands out for the scientific soundness of the experiences in the country and internationally, according to the experts of the island “based on the fact that it is a disease whose definitive treatment is unknown, which is why the world has used various therapeutic schemes ”.

The use of three essential drugs stands out: antiretroviral Kaletra, Interferon alfa-2b: and chloroquine as an Immunomodulator, which are applied in a first stage of treatment.

Complementary specific sanitary provisions

The Minsap issued a group of “specific complementary sanitary provisions for the current stage of prevention and control of the spread of COVID-19 in the national territory.” The health instructions for this stage are “mandatory for natural and legal persons, national and foreign”, in order “to prevent the spread of the disease and achieve epidemiological control that allows the safe operation of society and the national economy ».

Failure to comply “may generate administrative or criminal liability, as provided by the corresponding authorities.” The «present sanitary measures will be in force until the epidemiological risk persists», for which the temporary working group of the Minsap «evaluates the epidemiological situation permanently and proposes to the National Temporary Group the gradual lifting of these measures or the adoption of other , to contribute to the prevention and control of COVID-19 »in Cuba. (Photo: Prensa Latina).(Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)

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