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Cuba reports highest number of daily Covid cases in 4 weeks
Havana, June 13 (IANS) Cuba on Saturday reported the highest number of cases of Covid-19 in the last four weeks, with 1,372 infections and 10 deaths recorded.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuba reports 1,156 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Havana, June 9 (IANS) Cuba reported on Tuesday 1,156 new Covid-19 infections and eight more deaths in the last day, bringing the total number to 151,259 cases and 1,033 deaths, the Ministry of Public Health said.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cuba reports 1,079 new Covid cases
Havana, May 31 (IANS) Cuba registered 1,079 new cases and seven more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 141,166 and the death toll to 950, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
US embargo damaging Cuba's telecommunications sector
Havana, May 27 (IANS) The US embargo against Cuba has severely affected the telecommunications sector in the Caribbean nation, a high-ranking official said here.
2021-05-27
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba expects to receive 2.2mn tourists in 2021
Havana, May 21 (IANS) Cuba expects to receive nearly 2.2 million tourists by the end of this year, the country's Minister of Economy and Planning Alejandro Gil said.
2021-05-21
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba reports record number of daily Covid-19 cases
Havana, May 15 (IANS) Cuba registered the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since March 2020, recording 1,277 infections in the last 24 hours, for a tally of 121,838 cases, the Ministry of Public Health said on Friday, reporting seven deaths as well, to total 785.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine,Politics
US embargo affects Cuban agriculture amid pandemic
Havana, May 14 (IANS) The US embargo against Cuba continues to affect the island-nation's agricultural system, a high-ranking government official said here.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba expects to complete mass Covid vaccination by Aug
Havana, May 11 (IANS) Cuba expects to complete it mass vaccination against Covid-19 for all of the country's 11.2 million residents by August, the official newspaper Granma said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuba's Covid-19 tally reaches near 1 lakh-mark
Havana, April 25 (IANS) Cuba reported a new record number of Covid-19 infections, with 1,241 in one day bringing the total to 99,208, the Ministry of Public Health said, adding that there were 10 more deaths, for a total of 569.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuba sets new record of daily Covid cases as total infections near 1L
Havana, April 24 (IANS) Cuba reported a new record number of Covid-19 infections on Friday, with 1,241 in one day bringing the total to 99,208, the Ministry of Public Health said, adding that there were 10 more deaths, for a total of 569.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuba registers record 1,207 Covid-19 cases in one day
Havana, April 23 (IANS) Cuba on Thursday registered 1,207 new Covid-19 infections in one day, the highest recorded daily figure, bringing the tally to 97,967 cases, the Ministry of Public Health said, adding that there were also another 12 deaths, for a total of 559.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuba sees new record high of daily Covid cases
Havana, April 21 (IANS) Cuba has reported 1,183 new Covid-19 infections, the highest record in one day since the onset of the pandemic on the island, bringing the accumulated total to 95,754 cases, as well as seven more deaths, to total 538, the Ministry of Public Health said.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuban Prez elected head of communist party
Havana, April 20 (IANS) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has been elected as the new First Secretary of Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), as the successor to Raul Castro.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Raul Castro retires as head of Cuban communist party
Havana, April 17 (IANS) Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), has announced his retirement as the head of the party.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba's Communist Party to hold Congress
Havana, April 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) will hold its eighth Congress scheduled for April 16-19 as the island nation marks the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, where Cuban revolutionary forces defeated US-backed mercenaries aiming to overthrow the socialist revolution.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba surpasses 85,000 Covid-19 infections
Havana, April 12 (IANS) Cuba reported five deaths and 1,040 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the death toll to 453 and the total number of cases to 85,572, the Ministry of Public Health reported.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Car caravan hits roads in Cuba against US embargo
Havana, March 30 (IANS) A car, motorbike, and bicycle caravan hits the roads in Havana, demanding the lifting of the six-decades US embargo against Cuba, known as "blockade" among the locals.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba's Abdala Covid-19 vaccine enters phase 3 clinical trial
Havana, March 21 (IANS) Cuba began phase 3 clinical trials of its Abdala Covid-19 vaccine, Marta Ayala, director general of Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, told a press conference.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Covid pandemic wreak havoc on Cuba tourism
Havana, March 17 (IANS) Cuba's top tourist destination Havana, where music once reverberated on streets, taxi drivers were busy picking up passengers at airport, and foreigners bustled in souvenir shops, has seen sharp fall in tourist arrivals due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Covid pandemic wreak havoc on Cuba tourism
Havana, March 17 (IANS) Cuba's top tourist destination Havana, where music once reverberated on streets, taxi drivers were busy picking up passengers at airport, and foreigners bustled in souvenir shops, has seen sharp fall in tourist arrivals due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba's daily Covid cases lowest in 3 weeks
Havana, March 1 (IANS) With 618 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Cuba registered its lowest number of single-day infections in the last three weeks, the Ministry of Public Health reported.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuba begins imposing restrictions on flights, travellers
Havana, Feb 7 (IANS) Cuban health authorities have started imposing restrictions on commercial flights and in-bound travellers, who will have to submit to a period of isolation and testing to prevent further transmission of the novel coronavirus.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba to quarantine int'l passengers amid surging Covid-19 cases
Havana, Jan 31 (IANS) Cuba set a new Covid-19 daily case record of 910 infections as the government announced quarantine measures for international passengers starting on February 6.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cuba condemns US for adding it to terrorism blacklist
Havana, Jan 13 (IANS) Cuba condemns its inclusion in a US list of countries that sponsor terrorism, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuba starts monetary overhaul amid Covid-19 pandemic
Havana, Jan 2 (IANS) Cuba has introduced a monetary overhaul which will eliminate the dual currency system in place on the island nation since 1994, in hopes of improving the country's economic performance amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the tightening of US sanctions.
2021-01-02
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Cuban President says ready to talk with Biden
Havana, Dec 18 (IANS) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said that he was ready to talk with US President-elect Joe Biden, who will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021, "on any subject".
2020-12-18
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Covid-19 under control in Cuba since onset: Health Minister
Havana, Dec 17 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has been "under control" in Cuba since its onset, thanks to comprehensive management, and national production of 85 per cent of the medical therapies and tools needed to deal with the disease, Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal said.
2020-12-17
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Havana int'l airport resumes operation after over 7 months
Havana, Nov 16 (IANS) The Havana international airport has resumed flight operations after remaining closed for more than seven months in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Cuba.
2020-11-16
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
US trade embargo causes $144bn losses for Cuban economy
Havana, Oct 23 (IANS) The US trade embargo against Cuba has caused more than $144 billion in losses for the island nation's economy in the past six decades, Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez said.
2020-10-23
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Pollard, Simmons help Trinbago Knight Riders win CPL 2020
Trinidad, Sep 11 (IANS) Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo ensured Trinbago Knight Riders completed the first perfect season in franchise T20 history as their team defeated St Lucia Zouks by eight wickets in the final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 and win the trophy for a record fourth time.
2020-09-11
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
St Lucia Zouks to face Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL 2020 final
Trinidad, Sep 9 (IANS) St Lucia Zouks will face unstoppable Trinbago Knight Riders in Thursday's final of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League after they skittled perennial finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors for the second lowest team total in CPL history and blazed to victory in just 27 balls to complete one of the most dominant performances in T20 history.
2020-09-09
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Afghanistan players to extend stay in CPL 2020
Trinidad, Sep 5 (IANS) The Afghanistan national players, currently participating in the edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), have been allowed to continue playing in the tournament till its conclusion.
2020-09-05
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
CPL 2020: Title defense ends as Warriors skittle Tridents
Trinidad, Sep 4 (IANS) Barbados Tridents' stuttering defense of their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title finally ended as they again failed to make three figures against a well-balanced Guyana Amazon Warriors attack in the ongoing edition of the T20 league.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Tropical storm Laura damages over 3,800 houses in Cuba
Havana, Sep 2 (IANS) Tropical storm Laura, which lashed Cuba last week with winds of more than 100 km per hour, damaged at least 3,839 homes, officials said.
2020-09-02
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
CPL: Spinners win it for Zouks; Pooran shines in Warrior's victory
Trinidad, Aug 31 (IANS) Some prudent captaincy coupled with masterful spin bowling helped St Lucia Zouks defend the lowest-ever total in the history of the Caribbean Premier League, as they edged the champions Barbados Tridents by three runs.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
CPL: St Lucia Zouks, Trinbago Knight Riders continue winning streak
Trinidad, Aug 28 (IANS) The spinners, led by an evergreen Mohammad Nabi, helped St Lucia Zouks to a convincing six-wicket win over the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in Match 15 of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League.
2020-08-28
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Cuban firefighters battle blazes after storm lashes island
Havana, Aug 25 (IANS) Specialized forces of the Cuban Fire Brigade were working to put out major blazes at two buildings in eastern Santiago de Cuba after tropical storm Laura lashed the area.
2020-08-25
Category: International, Cuba,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tropical storm Laura hits Cuba amid Covid-19 pandemic
Havana, Aug 24 (IANS) Tropical storm Laura has hit Cuba, bringing with it heavy rains and gusty winds, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the island-nation.
2020-08-24
Category: International, Cuba,Environment/Wildlife
CPL 2020: Zouks, Knight Riders extend winning run
Trinidad, Aug 24 (IANS) It was a game that went down to the wire, but ultimately debutant Chemar Holder kept his nerve to help St Lucia Zouks defend 13 runs of the final over to win their third consecutive match in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
2020-08-24
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
St Lucia Zouks, Guyana Amazon Warriors register wins in CPL 2020
Trinidad, Aug 23 (IANS) A brilliant all-round show by Mohammad Nabi, ably supported by Roston Chase and Scott Kuggeleijn helped St Lucia Zouks get a commanding victory over the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the ongoing edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
2020-08-23
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Jamaica Tallawahs, Guyana Warriors open their account in CPL 2020
Trinidad, Aug 20 (IANS) Asif Ali finished the game in style as the Jamaica Tallawahs middle-order recovered from a top-order collapse to make light work of a tricky target against the St Lucia Zouks in their opening game of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020.
2020-08-20
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
CPL 2020: All members test negative for COVID-19
Trinidad, Aug 19 (IANS) All 237 members of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have tested negative for the novel coronavirus in the latest round of testing which took place on August 16.
2020-08-19
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Knight Riders, Tridents register winning starts at CPL 2020
Trinidad, Aug 19 (IANS) Brilliant all-round performances dominated the opening day of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 as Sunil Narine for Trinbago Knight Riders, followed by Rashid Khan and Mitchell Santner for Barbados Tridents gave their teams a winning start.
2020-08-19
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
CPL 2020: Trinbago Knight Riders to take Guyana Amazon Warriors in opener
Trinidad, Aug 18 (IANS) Hosts Trinbago Knight Riders may have the home advantage, but that will be a recurring feature this season at the Caribbean Premier League, as all matches are to be played in Trinidad amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-18
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Haven't gone this long without playing any cricket, says Taylor
Trinidad, Aug 11 (IANS) Veteran New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor conceded on Tuesday that he has not gone this long without playing cricket since his high school days. The Kiwis haven't featured in an international game since March due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Cuba postpones UN resolution against US trade embargo
Havana, July 30 (IANS) Cuba has said that it will postpone a draft resolution it annually submits to the UN General Assembly condemning the US trade embargo against the island country, until next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-30
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Bolt will come out of retirement only if coach tells him to
Jamaica, July 11 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt recently revealed what could make him come out of retirement and catch the imagination of track and field fans worldwide once again.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Athletics
Overall cricket structure needs change: Cameron eyes ICC top job
Jamaica, June 29 (IANS) Former Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief Dave Cameron is in the running for the chairman's role in the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was recommended to current chairman Shashank Manohar by the United States Hall of Fame.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Rose expresses concerns over 'overweight' Thomas' fitness
Jamaica, June 27 (IANS) Former West Indies speedster Franklyn Rose expressed concerns over the fitness of current fast-bowler Oshane Thomas and stated he looks overweight going into the much-anticipated series against England.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
'US embargo prevents Alibaba shipment to Cuba'
Havana, April 2 (IANS) Cuban authorities have said that the US embargo on the island nation has prevented a shipment by Chinese electronics giant Alibaba which includes of masks, ventilators and testing kits to detect the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Cuba,Politics