"Beginning today, new and more restrictive measures are in place, because there are new infections, and this must be avoided for ourselves, for the children, for the Cuban Republic and for all humanity."
6. Inspector checking farmer Alberto Bastida's documents as he arrives to the checkpoint on bicycle
7. Various of Bastida meeting his daughter to pick up food
8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alberto Bastida, farmer:
"Now they have to take these measures to avoid infection because Boca de Jaruco is full (of COVID-19 cases), Santa Cruz equally. The measures taken are very good, but they (government) should also take into account the problems we have."
9. Various of empty streets
10. Various of sunset on Havana's Malecón seaside avenue
Battling a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic while working at full speed on its own vaccines, Cuba on Friday established a nightly curfew in its capital city.
Authorities of the Havana Province Defense Council decreed that as of Friday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. there will be a total restriction of movement for people and vehicles.
Control mechanisms to enter and exit the capital were also increased.
Vehicles must have special permission to enter Havana and to leave the city for other provinces.
State media announced the new measures while also reminding the population of fines of up to US$80 for people in gatherings, not wearing face masks, and for parents who allow their children to stay out in public.
Travelers must quarantine on their arrival to the island until they have two negative COVID-19 tests.
Cuban authorities have also limited the arrival of flights from countries with a high number of infections, including the United States, Mexico, and Panama.
Cuba reopened its airports in mid-November and relaxed its measures after appearing to bring its outbreak under control.
The relaxed measures led to a dramatic peak of COVID-19 cases in January, and some were reported in places where the spread was controlled in 2020.
On Thursday, the Cuban government had reported 30,354 positive cases of COVID-19, 225 of which have died.