"Cuba to quarantine all foreign tourists
Cuba has now closed its doors to all tourists, and that are already in the country will have to go into quarantine.
There were on Monday around overseas 32,500 tourists in Cuba - of which 9,400 were staying in homestays. The government says they will be moved to state-run hotels to complete their quarantine, according to Reuters.
They won't be allowed out of quarantine until they find a flight home - though many flights have already been cancelled - so its likely many will find themselves stranded.
Cubans themselves also cannot leave the island without authorisation.
There are currently 40 confirmed cases in Cuba."
This shutdown is vitally necessary, and it is said that doctors are carrying out testing door to door, and lets hope they are also doing the tracing of contacts that is essential to slowing the spread. But this will hit the economy even further following the crippling and vindictive sanctions imposed by Trump.
In a country where the people are so naturally tactile and always greet their work colleagues in the morning with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, it will come hard to change these habits. Our thoughts go out to the wonderful people of Cuba - we know you already have huge problems to cope with on a day-to-day basis - stay safe.