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Fishermen wearing face masks clean a freshly caught fish while people are queuing to buy portions of fish, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, June 27. Ismael Francisco / AP

Havana will have a partial reopening on Friday, announced on Wednesday evening the Prime minister of cuba Marrero Cruz in the capital of the country.

Cuba has closed its borders in march, cancelling all scheduled commercial flights to and from the island, and has been subject to a strict prohibition after three Italian tourists were diagnosed with a coronavirus.

But recently, she started to relax gradually restrictions as the infections are coming down.

The reopening in Havana will allow restaurants, bars and other shops reopened but with a limited capacity, said the Prime minister. The inhabitants of Havana will also be able to visit the beach for the first time in nearly three months.

However, international travel to and from the major part of Cuba will remain suspended.

The main island of Cuba, where Havana, remains closed to international tourists. Visitors will, however, go to five islands off the coast, that the cuban government has developed for tourism.

On Wednesday, the country had recorded 86 deaths and 2 348 cases of coronavirus, according to the health authorities in cuba.


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