RHC´s English language broadcast for August 24, 2020
National and International news, with an update of COVID-19 epidemic in Cuba and around the world. As Tropical Storm Laura approached the Cuban territory, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez reviewed the measures to protect the population and the resources of the economy. As he led a National Defense Council meeting on Sunday, he heard from governors of the provinces from Guantanamo to Cienfuegos and the Council of Ministers the decisions taken to face the dangerous weather situation. Diaz-Canel acknowledged the serious work done to specify and implement the measures planned for this stage. The President warned that heavy rains would impact almost the entire national territory, from an event that may gain in organization and intensity in the next few hours. Diaz-Canel stressed that "the priorities are to save lives and protect the population and its belongings, as well as the economic, social and state assets".