Cuban government evaluates confrontation with Covid-19 and economic issues in Pinar del Río province

Estudios Revolución.

Havana, Jan 21 (RHC) The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and the prime minister, Manuel Marrero, led a meeting on Thursday in the western province of Pinar del Río to evaluate the confrontation with Covid-19 and various aspects of the economic reform.

According to the Presidency's Twitter account, the meeting reviewed the implementation in that territory of the monetary reform since Jan 1, and evaluated elements related to food production and the contention of social indiscipline and illegalities.

The second secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), José Ramón Machado Ventura, participated in the working meeting, which is part of a series of encounters that will be held in the Caribbean nation and which began in Havana on Monday.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel confirmed in Pinar del Rio the nation's potential to face the surge in cases of Covid-19.

"Our country has all the experience to overcome this moment and control the epidemic again,' said the president, quoted in the official Twitter account of the Presidency.

During the meeting, the head of state insisted on increasing PCR tests and the effectiveness of detecting contacts of infected people and their isolation after the rise in new infections reported since the beginning of the year.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares


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