Dr. Alfredo González Lorenzo,  Cuban Vice Minister of Public Health visits Las Tunas

Dr. Alfredo González Lorenzo, Vice Minister of Public Health in Cuba, made a tour of El Cornito motel, which today functions as an isolation center for suspects of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the cause of the COVID-19.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- According to a report on local television, the vice-minister exchanged with directors of the sector in this eastern province, to spell out the plan for dealing with the disease and stressed the importance of training personnel at the primary care level.

He also assured that epidemiological surveillance is vital within the control measures of the new coronavirus declared by the World Health Organization as a pandemic that affects more than 100 countries.

Dr. Viviana Gutiérrez Rodríguez, provincial director of the sector, reported that 58 travelers are currently under surveillance and there are two suspected hospitalized patients. She affirmed that the investigations continue and if other patients with symptoms are detected, they will be placed in that isolation center.

Strategies are implemented in accordance with national indications. At all levels of care, the preparation of those who have the noble task of saving lives is reinforced. The people also receive adequate information through health hearings, with the support of mass organizations.

In this offensive, as in many others, government effort is not enough; it is necessary to unite wills, follow the guidelines and act responsibly in order to protect one's health and that of others.