- Dec 21, 2019
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The Cuban capital Havana was all but shut down on Tuesday night as the city was plunged back into a strict 15-day lockdown to combat a spike in Covid-19 cases, leaving shops shuttered and streets eerily deserted. The measures include a 7pm to 5am curfew, a ban on shopping outside of one's neighbourhood and limits on travel in and out of the city. For Havana’s residents, the restrictions mean buying supplies in a city often hit by shortages has become an even tougher task.
Cuban Covid crisis: Havana deserted as curfew comes into force amid virus spike
Cuba has done well in keeping deaths low among Latin American countries but a recent spike in recent cases is a warning that relaxation of social distancing can be a step backwards.