The Lenin campus of the University serves as an isolation center.

The restriction of the movement of people, the application of biosecurity measures, and the increase of capacities in the care and isolation centers for positive cases for COVID-19, suspects, and contacts constitute today a priority to reverse the complex epidemiological panorama that the province is going through, said Gregory Pérez Héctor, deputy director of Health during the broadcast of the Alto y Claro (Loud & Clear) radio and television program.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- The provincial capital, he said, continues having the worst situation and, together with "Colombia," reports the highest incidence in the last 15 days. Those diagnosed in pediatric ages continue to rise; today, 65 children suffer from the disease, four of them under 1 year of age, besides a newborn, whose focus control yielded a significant number of contacts.

“We insist on the protection of babies; we cannot allow people to keep coming to our houses, whether they are family members or not. Today, the best sign of affection towards infants is to take care of them from this disease.”

The SARS-CoV-2 variants that circulate in the territory are highly contagious and have increased morbidity and mortality, he said. "Any measure that is taken is minimized if everyone does not assume its compliance with responsibility."

Currently, the number of beds in all municipalities is being increased and thus isolates and treats suspected COVID-19 patients timely to avoid complications in their clinical evolution. At the same time, compliance with the new codes of life and physical distancing is vital.

However, he commented, the decrease in people on the streets and the organization and discipline that the current moment demands is still not perceived.

Concerning the health intervention with the Abdala vaccine candidate, the doctor stated that the registry of the population to be vaccinated has already been updated, and it will begin with people over 60 years of age. Those who are in transit here for a period of more than a month will also benefit. The main stage in the process will be Primary Health Care, and the indication is only awaited to start it.

To date, Las Tunas confirms more than 2,930 cases, and in the last 15 days it has already added 944 autochthonous; a figure that could be multiplied if Las Tunas inhabitants do not become aware of the real magnitude of the problem and begin to strictly comply with the sanitary indications.