RHC´s English language broadcast for August 8, 2020
National and International news, with an update of COVID-19 epidemic in Cuba and around the world. As daily counts of new COVID-19 cases continued to tick upwards in Havana city this week, authorities ordered a reopening rollback, and as of Saturday morning, the capital was reverting to stricter shutdown rules to ward-off the resurgence of the disease. Addressing the daily media update on COVID-19 Saturday, Public Health Minister Jose Angel Portal Miranda said that 59 people had tested positive to SARS-Cov-2 on Friday, and 14 of them were diagnosed in Havana. Portal Miranda recalled that the peak of the pandemic in Cuba was reported between the months of April and May and that since last July 21, there has been a spike in daily cases.