Coronavirus: Here are some of the measures taken by Latin American, Caribbean nations
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, Latin American and Caribbean nations are enacting a number of drastic measures to try to combat the coronavirus. Here is a snapshot on some of the steps being taken in the hemisphere.Anguilla: Effective 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, a ban on direct flights originating from Europe, including the United Kingdom, for the next 14 days. All passengers arriving from Europe, regardless of route, will be quarantined for 14 days. All non-essential travel for public servants has been suspended for 30 days and residents of Anguilla are encour...
Cuba allows British cruise ship carrying passengers with COVID-19 to dock on the island
MIAMI — The Cuban government has authorized a British cruise ship carrying five people with confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, to dock at a port on the island.The MS Braemar, which has been sailing in the Caribbean since the end of February, has 22 guests and 21 crew members who are in isolation after displaying influenza-like symptoms, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, the owner of the ship, said in a statement.“This includes five people who tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus at our last port of call, Willemstad, Curacao, on Tuesday,” the company said.Cuba’s fore...