The transfer of passengers to and from Isla de la Juventud remains restricted to medical flights only until phase two of the first post-COVID-19 stage is decreed for the Cuban capital.
Adiel Morera Macías, vice president of the Economic and Social Subgroup of the Municipal Defense Council, reported that the roads of Batabanó and Nueva Gerona will remain closed, while the airport will be available for the air transport of PCR samples and medical emergencies.
The mayor of the Municipal Administration Council explained that this is an opportunity for the return of people domiciled in this island, stranded in other territories due to the epidemiological situation in Cuba, and thus use the 63 seats of the aircraft, previously used its capacity at 50 percent.
These travelers, after their arrival, must comply with the sanitary protocol of remaining in an isolation center for a period of five days, once the result of the real-time PCR is known, in their areas of residence they will remain 14 days under epidemiological surveillance of Primary Health Care, he pointed out.
He added that due to the restriction on the transfer of passengers the only access roads to the special municipality, the Villa Isla and Rancho del Tesoro motels opened their doors in the current phase to local vacationers, while the popular camping Arenas Negras, will in the coming days.
For its part, Cayo Largo del Sur readies its facilities to receive foreign visitors, he said.
The administrative leader recognized the work of the Public Health professionals and the actions of the Pinera population, which has allowed the special municipality to live today on day 61 without new confirmed positive cases to COVID-19 and called not to neglect the measures of biosecurity to avoid being surprised by a regrowth.
He noted that the rest of the provisions contained in the Plan of Measures to Confront COVID-19 in phase two of the first post-pandemic stage are in force.
Source: Newspaper Granma