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One hundred thousand real-time PCR molecular tests, the most effective method for diagnosing COVID-19, were delivered Tuesday to the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK) by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its global partner, the World Health Organization (WHO). 

At 3:09 pm on May 3, 2020, the Cuban National Seismological Service Station Network registered an earthquake reported as perceptible at coordinates 19.95 degrees North Latitude and -75.96 degrees West Longitude, at a depth 10 km.

Cuba has a pulse oximeter, a medical device to detect silent pneumonia caused by cases confirmed with COVID-19, Dr. Francisco Duran Garcia, national director of epidemiology of the Cuban public health ministry, informed Wednesday at a press conference.

Dr. Francisco Duran, national director of epidemiology at the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, reported Monday at a press conference that 525 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the country, 37.8 percent of those diagnosed.

The Cuban Ministry of Public Health ( MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) announced on Sunday in Havana that Cuba could reach the peak of the epidemic in the last week of May, according to calculations by a group of experts including statesmen, biostatisticians, mathematicians, epidemiologists and other professionals.

Twenty-four medications are used in Cuba in the treatment protocol for patients with COVID-19, five of which are produced by MedSol, a Biocubafarma laboratory company, which at the end of March had already guaranteed the entire amount needed for the most complex scenario of the disease expected in the country.

Despite the epidemiological situation facing Cuba due to SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, the Maternal and Child Health Program (PAMI by its Spanish acronym) of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) guarantees prenatal care to all pregnant women as is established in the country.

What should we properly call what we've all been doing by staying home, avoiding big meetings and keeping at least six feet away from each other to avoid COVID-19, asked the World Health Organization (WHO), based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Cuba is working to ensure that the peak of COVID-19, when the greatest number of cases occur, be flattened out, an expert from the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) reiterated this  Friday in Havana.

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