Havana Before Returning to Partial Lockdown (Photo Feature)

By Ernesto Gonzalez Diaz

HAVANA TIMES – A new surge of the pandemic in Havana confines us again, making us step backwards. Weeks are coming without public transport, parks, restaurants, bars, everything totally or partially shut down.

However, the most important thing is health and life, that is why we are asked to maintain social distancing, and to remain isolated at home as much as possible. I am not going to repeat what the authorities emphasize on a daily basis that because of undisciplined people we all have to stop again, to return to the so-called phase of “limited local transmission.”

The images that we show in this feature were taken on Saturday, August 8 in the morning, in different places in the city, Avenida Independencia, Ayesteran, Carlos III or Avenida Salvador Allende, Galiano, Reina. The announcement of new lockdown measures came that same day in the evening.

Let’s hope that sooner rather than later, we Havanans will overcome this epidemiological situation and can once again walk freely through these streets.

(Click on an image to display the gallery.)