This is the English language broadcast of Radio Habana Cuba 27-04-20
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez has called on the Cuba people to sing the National Anthem at eight o'clock in the morning on Friday, May 1st, to celebrate International Workers' Day. This year there will not be the traditional mass marches in the Caribbean nation, which is engaged in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and where social isolation measures are in force. "On May Day, at 8 in the morning, let's sing the National Anthem together and also applaud all of our workers, in their homes or in other countries around the world, working tirelessly to defeat the pandemic." The suspension of the mass celebrations of the event was one of the measures adopted as part of the social distancing to prevent contagion of the new coronavirus. The Confederation of Cuban Workers -- Central de Trabajadores de Cuba -- has called on its members to celebrate the holiday from home or at their workplaces during these times of pandemic.