According to the newspaper Havana Tribuna, the Temporary Working Group (GTT) to deal with COVID-19 in the capital announced on Wednesday the relaxation of certain restrictive measures linked to the coronavirus in terms of recreational and sports activities.
They did so, the note said, given the sustained decline in confirmed cases of the disease over the past eight weeks and progress made in the vaccination campaign.
The governor of Havana, Reinaldo García Zapata, said that from this Wednesday physical exercises can be performed in public spaces and in gymnasiums, including those with artificial ventilation.
They must adhere strictly to health protocols which stipulate the physical distancing and disinfection of the equipment each time it is used by a person. This will be verified by the provincial inspection and control bodies.
Staying on the Havana Malecón seaside promenade was allowed, also respecting the sanitary measures to prevent infections.
The opening of the beaches and swimming pools has also been announced, the latter at 50% of their capacity.
Both in the swimming pools and on the beach, wearing a mask is compulsory, except when entering the water for swimmers.