The Cuban Communist Party (PCC) has decided not to celebrate the “central act” of July 26, when Fidel and Raúl Castro’s attack on the Moncada barracks, among other things, is commemorated to overthrow the Fulgencio Batista regime. due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was made on Tuesday at a meeting of the PCC Central Committee’s Politburo, which, according to ‘Cubadebate’, was headed by Raúl Castro as the first secretary of the political formation.
“It was agreed, taking into account the need not to carry out any activities that involve human concentration, and not to implement the central law on July 26th for National Rebellion Day,” the official newspaper reported.
However, the PCC has not completely waived this date, which is why “activities in line with the epidemiological situation in the country” are encouraged. “Despite the current scenario, July 26 will be another opportunity for all of our people to pay a well-deserved tribute to the 1953 feat,” he said.
Cuba has already suspended the May 1st celebrations, another big celebration for the communist regime, due to the health crisis. Since then, the epidemiological situation has improved and the Caribbean island is already in a de-escalation phase with 2,395 confirmed cases and 86 deaths and has reopened its doors to international tourism.