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Santa Cruz city council encourages adopting Cuba’s COVID-19 response methods

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION) the Santa Cruz city council is expected to adopt a resolution to explore collaborations with Cuba in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, at a city council meeting Tuesday.

The city is encouraging the county health services agency to adopt some of Cuba’s, “highly successful public health prevention methods, methods for preventing infection of health workers, and innovative treatments now being used in China and elsewhere.”

The resolution also urges Congress and the President to lift restrictions for access to Cuban medical expertise to combat coronavirus by suspending economic and travel sanctions against Cuba.

Cuba has reported 5,141 confirmed cases and 116 deaths due to COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Drew Andre

Drew Andre is a multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.

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