Cuba Reports The First Three Cases Of The New Coronavirus In The Island

Mar 12, 2020

Cuban official media reported Wednesday night that three Italian tourists are the first confirmed cases of the coronavirus on the Caribbean island.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, the tourists arrived in Cuba on March 9 and were staying at a hostel in Trinidad, a city east of Havana. A fourth Italian traveler was tested but the results were negative.

They were all in isolation at the Pedro Kourí Tropical Medicine Institute in Havana, where the tests were carried out.

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