Cuba reports three Italian tourists staying in Trinidad as positive to COVID-19

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Three Italian tourists tested positive for the new coronavirus at the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) in Havana.

On Tuesday, March 10, four Italian tourists from the Italian region of Lombardy were identified as having respiratory symptoms and were staying at a hostel in the city of Trinidad. They had arrived at Havana’s José Martí International Airport in recent days and they were transferred the same day to that town in Sancti Spíritus province.

After being detected, they were immediately admitted to the IPK on Tuesday 10. On Wednesday 11 March, three of the four isolated tourists tested positive for the new coronavirus SARS CoV-2, reported the institute’s National Reference Laboratory.

Surveillance and epidemiological control of all persons who had contact with the patients are being carried out and so far they have reported asymptomatic.

The three Italian tourists are being treated, their health status is favorable and none of them is in danger of dying.

(Taken from Cubadebate in Spnaish)

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