3 Italian tourists diagnosed with COVID-19 in Cuba

MIAMI – Three Italian tourists are at the Pedro Kouri Medicine Institute on Thursday morning in Havana after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in Cuba.

According to Cuban public health officials, four Italian tourists traveling together arrived to Havana on Monday. They traveled to the Sancti Spiritus province to stay at a hostel in the city of Trinidad, officials said.

On Tuesday, the four Italians were tested for COVID-19. Only three tested positive, officials said. The epidemiological investigation into the cases continues.

About the Authors:

In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. 

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.