Cuba rolled out the Red Carpet on Friday for the First Tourists:

September 06, 2020

Cuba is struggling toward a post-pandemic and trying to go back for a normal life, activities that rolled out the red carpet on Friday for the first tourists to arrive on the Communist-run island in months.

The import-dependent country Cuba has been plunged into a big crisis and scarcity by the COVID-19 pandemic. This new arrival was seen as a hopeful sign for tens of thousands of laid-off leisure industry employees, shuttered small businesses and hard-pressed residents in general.

Cuba had closed its airports in March due to the pandemic. While some hotels are open under international health protocols. Furthermore, the country has reported nearly 4,300 COVID-19 cases to date and 100 deaths where the tourism industry contributed $2.6 billion in revenues last year.

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