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The Cuban Ministry of Higher Education (MES by its Spanish acronym) announced this Thursday the postponement of the entrance exams to that educational level this year, until the health situation caused by the COVID-19 allows it.

Cuba is extending scope of testing for the detection of new positive cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, announced on Tuesday in Francisco Durán, director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health.

Francisco Durán, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health, informed on Monday in a press conference that Cuba has specialists to forecast the COVID-19 progress, how it should behave in the next few days, and above all to determine the moment of the peak in order to create conditions and train the personnel.

About 256 health specialists from Cuba, members of the Henry Reeve brigade, will arrive in Angola to combat the spread of the new SARS CoV-2 coronavirus, declared a pandemic last March 11 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Cuban medical brigade Henry Reeve, which has been in Suriname since last Friday to combat the COVID-19, began its preparations in that country this Wednesday with a visit to the hospital that has been set up to deal with the new coronavirus.

In view of the concern that due to the principles of internationalism and Cuba's support to other countries for the treatment of COVID-19, the nation's health services will be affected, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) assured this Wednesday that this does not affect the professionals or resources in the local fight.

In the fight against COVID-19, Cuba continues spreading solidarity in several nations of the world and a sign of this is that a Cuban medical brigade, made up of 25 cooperators, is travelling this Wednesday to Belize.

The Recombinant Alpha Interferon 2B, a drug that Cuba produces and which is also made with Cuban technology in the Chang Heber joint venture, has a wide reach in the treatment of COVID-19 in China and other nations.

A total of 22 drugs used in the confrontation and treatment of Covid-19, among which interferon alpha 2B is highlighted for its proven results in China, are produced in plants of the Biocubafarma business group.

Cuba confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, totaling seven in the country, but it cannot be said there is transmission in the country nor is it urgent to establish a quarantine, Francisco Duran, national director of epidemiology at the health ministry said.

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