Flights between Cuba and the United States were suspended on Wednesday following repeated petitions from Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, in the latest attempt to restrict travel and stop the spread of covid-19.
Cuba’s Health Ministry reported 186 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with eight deaths.
Cuba is on lockdown until the end of April, and those in the country are advised to quarantine at home. Only Cuban citizens or foreign residents returning home are allowed entry the country.
“MiamiDade currently has 20 flights between Miami and Cuba on a daily basis, and we just learned within the past hour of two travelers from Cuba who tested positive for COIVD-19 and have now traveled through Miami International Airport to their final destination in California,” Carlos A. Gimenez – Mayor Miami-Dade County, commenting in a letter send to President Trump.