Up until recently, Cuba had handled the pandemic quite efficiently. However, over the past couple days, the Caribbean island has reported a rising number of people infected by the novel coronavirus.
This is why last week the government imposed a fresh lockdown for Havana. Restaurants and bars were closed again. Public transport ground to a halt and beaches were cordoned off. People believe that only an efficient vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 can bring long-term relief.
The head of epidemiology at Cuba’s public health ministry, Francisco Duran, announced on Tuesday that his country was working on such a vaccine. “Finding an efficient vaccine to fight COVID-19 is a top priority for our science and innovation system,” he told reporters in Havanna.