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Three tourists test positive for coronavirus in Cuba

Cuba confirmed three cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, March 11.

The announcement was made via the State broadcast which said the three individuals were tourists from Italy who were staying at a hostel in the southeastern town of Trinidad.

Three Italian tourists tested positive for the coronavirus in Cuba.

The three, who were among a group of four who visited the town, tested positive after presenting respiratory symptoms after arrival on the island Monday.

They were taken to a hospital in the capital, Havana, on Tuesday where the results were later confirmed.

Reports are that Cuban authorities are in search of people who may have been in contact with the three since their arrival.

Cuba’s confirmed cases follow that of Jamaica, which identified its first imported case on Tuesday, followed by another a day later. Other regional territories to have confirmed cases of the coronavirus include the Dominican Republic, Guyana, St Barts and St Vincent and the Grenadines.