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Cuba warns that blackouts will increase due to fuel shortages

Cuban authorities warned, in a national television broadcast, that blackouts will increase significantly due to the lack of fuel, which could worsen the situation in the country, which is already facing shortages of food and medicine. The cutsinm start in October.

Local governments in the Caribbean country have already started to announce cuts in usage in energy in state-owned companies and other entitiesins, including new measures to postpone sporting events and university classes.

“We will not have the level in fuel what we need or what we had in previous months”, said the Minister of Energy, Vicente Levy, on the Mesa Redonda program, broadcast on the night from the Wednesday (27), together with the minister in Economy, Alejandro Gil.

Both authoritiesins suggested what you Cubausdem wait blackouts with duration between eight and ten hours a day outside in Havana onin the residentsinbefore now have generally been spared in polite in energy.

The Caribbean country is mired in an economic crisis and faces blackouts, scarcity in food, medicine and fuel insin the paninmia of the coronavirus, pushing its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 8% below levels in 2020, and with the production in goods 40% lower, in agreement with the government.

Cuba states what United States sanctions, with the aim in deprive the country of the foreign currency needed to import most of its fuelfood and some other supplies, are largelyin partly responsible for the situation on the island.

The two ministers stated on Wednesday what Cuba is making daily efforts to ensure the fuel minimum necessary to keep the country running, without explaining whywhat the situation was in bad to worse.

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Source: CNN Brasil

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